Unlicensed “Contractors” Busted

Greed and corruption. The fines ought to be higher than $1,000. They make that back under the table in a day.

The suspects gave the team estimates for different home improvement jobs such as landscaping, painting and installing ornamental fencing that ranged from $2,000 to $14,100. State law prohibits unlicensed contractors from bidding on construction-related work valued at $500 or more.

The contractors alleged to have made bids without a license are Francisco Enrique Siera Vasquez of Seaside, Pierre Riche of Watsonville, Rolanda Oseguera Bautista of Seaside, Berndt Dieter Von Zehren of Carmel Valley, Emmanuel Moro Soto of Marina, Kevin Smith of Pacific Grove, Carlos Hernandez of Seaside, John Lewis Young of Pebble Beach, Paul Thomas Curatolo of Castroville, Nicholas Christian Larson of Carmel Valley, Daniel Lee Baron of Watsonville and Michael Alan Rowe Pacific Grove.

All 12 were cited for illegal advertising because state law requires all unlicensed operators to state they are not licensed in ads. The penalty is a fine of $700 to $1,000.

Contractors Busted

Juan The Builder Measured Twice, Cut Costs Illegally

Business comes crashing down just like his work at 419 Congress.Juan The Builder Sunk It

Normal contractor crimes of license and workers comp fraud. Amazing that more are not caught.

The District Attorney’s office said it received a complaint in 2012, stating Rosas’ business, Juan the Builder and Associated, Inc., was operating without a valid license and without workers’ compensation insurance for his employees.

During a joint investigation, fraud investigators said they worked with the Contractor State License Board and found Rosas had been been fraudulently reporting a minimum payroll to the State Compensation Insurance Fund from March 2007 to September 2012.

Juan The Builder Measured Twice, Cut Costs Illegally

A Year In Jail For Contractor

https://www2.cslb.ca.gov/OnlineServices/CheckLicenseII/CheckLicense.aspx

In addition to jail and probation, Robert Gunn was also sentenced to 300 hours of community service and ordered to pay more than $10,000 in fines, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.

The 69-year-old employer claimed to have just gotten insurance but said he didn’t have it at the time of the injury. He also said he was in the process of registering with the Employment Development Department.

Sure he was.

A Year In Jail For Contractor

As Long As Contractors Want Cheap Labor

They will cheat the system.

Robert Gunn, 70, of Pacific Grove, pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to register as an employer and one misdemeanor count of failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance. A Department of Insurance investigation found that Gunn had not purchased workers’ compensation insurance prior to an employee’s injury.

“The underground economy is a multi-billion drain on California’s economy and hurts law abiding businesses,” said Commissioner Dave Jones. “Employers that cheat the system by not providing workers’ compensation not only risk employee safety but also contribute to higher costs for businesses and consumers.”

As Long As Contractors Want Cheap Labor

P.G. Architect Guilty Of Contractor Crimes

Keeps his costs down and profits up by ignoring rules.

A Pacific Grove architect has pleaded guilty to one felony count of failure to register as an employer and one misdemeanor count of failing to secure workers’ compensation insurance.

An Insurance Department investigation found that Robert Gunn, 70, hadn’t purchased workers’ compensation insurance prior to an employee’s injury.

In May 2013, Department of Insurance officials received information that Gunn told his employees he didn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, but if he did, he would take the cost of the insurance out of their paychecks.

Gunn was interviewed while employing contractors at a rental property. Investigators determined one of his employees had been injured on the job and Gunn paid for his chiropractic treatments.

P.G. Architect Guilty Of Contractor Crimes

One Phony P.G. Contractor Gets Arrested

Has to be more than one out there that got away.

Danny Jess Langley was sentenced on 11 felonies and 10 misdemeanors to an “executed suspended sentence” of eight years, which was suspended for five years. He was subsequently placed on probation.

The 11 felonies included premium insurance fraud, five counts of using a false contractor’s license, filing a false document, grand theft, forgery and failing to register as an employing unit. The 10 misdemeanors included two counts of failure to secure workers’ compensation insurance, five counts of contracting without a license, two counts of advertising as a contractor and failure to observe a stop-work order.

One Phony P.G. Contractor Gets Arrested

Want To Save Money On Electrical Contractor? Get What You Pay For

Ex Convict posing as a licensed electrical contractor charged with ripping off customers.

The “burglary charges stem from a search of Langley’s house where blank checks and credit card numbers were found belonging to one of Langley’s customers, a homeowner in Pacific Grove,” Lopes explained. “It’s believed Langley stole the items when at the residence where he had done extensive work.”

“Langley is a convicted violent felon who served time in San Quentin Prison,” according to the state board. Langley secured jobs by advertising in online bulletin boards as a licensed contractor, and he used a state contractor license number that was never issued to him.

Want To Save Money On Electrical Contractor? Get What You Pay For

P.G. Man Robs Nob Hill

Internet searching indicates a Ryan Curry is a Pacific Grove painting contractor.

Ryan Curry, 34, was taken into custody about 9 p.m. outside Nob Hill Foods, 900 Lighthouse Ave., said police Sgt. Aaron Delgado.

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun, but the suspect didn’t have a weapon, Delgado said. While in the store, the man evidently said he had a weapon or indicated he had one under his clothing, Delgado said.

People scurried from the store during the incident, Delgado said.

All police found on the man was a bottle of alcohol and food, he said. Curry was arrested on a shoplifting charge


P.G. Man Robs Nob Hill

Contractor Fraud In P.G.

Your taxes and SDI witholding at work. An injured chef caught doing concrete work. Maybe that’s why the biscuits were rock hard.

On Nov. 10, the District Attorney’s Office said, Jose Cruz was found installing a concrete driveway without a contractor’s license and didn’t possess workers’ compensation insurance for his employees who were working at a site in Pacific Grove.

They said Cruz told a Contractors State Licensing Board investigator that he injured his back while on the job the previous day. The District Attorney’s Office said Cruz had required a deposit of half of the $3,050 contract prior to starting the project – a down payment amount considered excessive by law.

Contractor Fraud In P.G.

Burglary At Home Remodel 2X

During remodels you put your valuables in storage, and we don’t mean the garage..

A Pebble Beach house undergoing major remodeling was burglarized twice on Sunday — once in the morning and again at night — according to the Monterey County Sheriff ’s Office.

“There were two different calls there, and two different documentations of stuff that was missing,” Cmdr. Lisa Nash said of the home located on Macomber Drive.
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Since the home is being remodeled, many workers have access to the house, according to Nash, who said deputies found no evidence of forced entry.

Burglary At Home Remodel 2X