Sting targets unlicensed contractors |

Sting targets unlicensed contractors

Tribune staff report

An undercover sting in Meyers targeting unlicensed contractors netted more than a dozen citations Wednesday, April 30.

The Contractors State License Board and El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office organized the sting, recruiting suspected unlicensed contractors to come to the decoy home and offer bids for requested repairs.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, 11 people were cited and released for contracting without a license, a misdemeanor offense.

Five people received citations for advertising that they do work requiring a contractor’s license but not giving a bid for the requested work. One licensed contractor was cited for bidding a job he was not licensed to do.

California law requires home repairs of more than $500 to be done by a licensed contractor, said Thomas O’Hair, a spokesman for the Contractors State License Board.

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