FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Jim Knupp, Public Information Officer
Phoenix, Ariz., (March 22, 2018) – Sergio A. Perez, age 50 of Tucson, Arizona pled guilty to Contracting Without A License, a Class One Misdemeanor, in the Tucson Consolidated Justice Court on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Perez, dba D & M Custom Carpentry was sentenced with a $1,000 fine and ordered to pay $3,960 in restitution to the victim.
The charges against him stemmed from an Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) investigation against Perez, which found that in 2016 he was paid $3,960 to perform remodeling work at an Oro Valley residence but instead abandoned the job without performing any work.
AZ ROC submitted its case to Pima County Attorney’s Office who successfully prosecuted the case and the victim, through the Judge’s order of restitution, has received justice.
Perez has never been a licensed contractor in Arizona and AZ ROC reminds the public to always do their due diligence before hiring a contractor; starting with ensuring the company is licensed.
AZ ROC commonly receives complaints regarding unlicensed entities exploiting property owners ranging from poor work to complete abandonment. This is yet another reminder to property owners to always use licensed contracting professionals and to check the license by using the ROC website or giving the agency a call.