9 Arrested In Sting Looking For Unlicensed Contractors

Nine people have been booked into Shasta County Jail on felony charges for contracting without a license in the Carr Fire damage zone. Early on in the fire’s aftermath the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office made it public that unlicensed contracting, normally a misdemeanor, can be prosecuted as a felony when it’s done at a home damaged in a designated disaster area. So it should have come as no surprise this week when the nine were caught in a sting operation, conducted by the D.A.’s Office along with the Contractor’s State License Board. A license is required for any job that pays more than $500. The nine arrestees are…

Gabriel Phillips
Patrick Tenerelli
Louis Hecker
Jason Goodman
Charles Guy Harris
Ty Williams Briggs
Melvin Matajcich
Samuel Shelby
Brandon Hunter

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