Broward Sheriff’s Office and Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Arrest Unlicensed Contractor

Ft. Lauderdale—On July 9, 2010, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Broward Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Tyrone Roger (31) for unlicensed electrical contracting. Rogers, was working as Family Men Electric and Sunshine Electric Service, Inc., contracted for electrical work that requires a state license, collected a deposit, and failed to provide the contracted work. Rogers was arrested for unlicensed activity and for two counts of grand theft.

It is important to note that Florida law requires that electrical contractors be licensed by DBPR. Unlicensed activity threatens the financial and personal safety of consumers, leaving them with little to no recourse. State-licensed professionals are also impacted by unlicensed activity. Unlicensed individuals often underbid licensed professionals, but they usually do not carry workers’ compensation or liability insurance, posing an increased threat to consumers.

This information was obtained by the DBPR’s website.

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