Man Arrested For Contracting Without A License

Redding’s Neighborhood Police Unit arrested a man who provided a bid to an elderly woman to repair her damaged home without a contractors license. The NPU has been working to help victims of the Carr Fire begin the recovery process and officers received a tip that 46-year-old Tory Holladay had provided a bid to repair fire damage without a contractors license. The bid apparently did not have a contractor license number and required a $1500 cash fee up front which was nearly half of the repair cost. Officers suspected that the bid was overpriced, and was potentially fraudulent. The NPU worked with the District Attorney’s Office and the State Contractor Licensing Board to determine if Holladay was in fact a licensed contractor. The agencies conducted an operation and detained Holladay at the woman’s home. He was apparently under the influence of Meth and during a search of his vehicle Meth was allegedly found. Holladay was arrested for a felony violation of the business and professions code, marking his 19th arrest in Shasta County.

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