Unlicensed contractor guilty in 2 unfinished jobs

2013-08-21T00:00:00Z 2013-08-22T08:48:51Z Unlicensed contractor guilty in 2 unfinished jobsBy Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Registrar of Contractors busted a cabinet installer twice this summer for contracting and advertising without a license.

In one case Raul Diaz, who does business as R&R Custom Cabinets in Tucson, left a $6,800 job unfinished after he was paid $4,000, said Tyler Palmer, the registrar’s chief of staff.

Diaz pleaded guilty in Pima County Justice Court and was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution and a $2,000 fine.

In another case he left a $14,000 job unfinished after he was paid $9,020, Palmer said.

He again pleaded guilty in court and was ordered to pay $6,722 in restitution and a $1,000 fine.

Contracting without a license or advertising for services without a license is a misdemeanor.

Licensed contractors must show they’re qualified, maintain a good record with the registrar, and be bonded and insured.

Other unlicensed contractors working in the Tucson metro area caught recently by the registrar include:

Rodney Castro, who was ordered to pay $22,800 in restitution for a 2009 case.

Charles Anderson, Michael Frey, Daniel Garcia, Kevin Lawrence, Lucio Murillo and Joseph Ponthieux, who each were fined $1,000 to $2,000.

Contact reporter Becky Pallack at bpallack@azstarnet.com or 573-4251.

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