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Florida Sting Operation Snags Phony Contractors


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A sting operation in Florida snagged 14 contractors who were working without licenses in Lee County. So-called “Operation Freeloader” involved undercover officers contacting the gentlemen through various Internet sites promising construction related services and meeting with them individually in a San Carlos Park home used for the operation. When the unlicensed individuals offered the undercover officers proposals to do construction work at the scene, they were arrested. The type of work proposed requires the provider to be a properly licensed contractor who also carries workers' compensation coverage. Read more...


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