FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wed., May 22, 2019
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
Camp Verde Unlicensed Entity Guilty
of Contracting Without a License
PHOENIX, Ariz., (May 22, 2019) – On Tues., May 21, 2019 Mario Alberto Casillas, 28 of Camp Verde, was found guilty of Contracting Without a License, a Class 1 Misdemeanor in the Flagstaff Justice Court.
The charges stemmed from an AZ ROC investigation which found Casillas, dba M & M Landscaping and Masonry, contracted to build a retaining wall, ramp and storage shed at a Flagstaff residence for $7,850.
A mother renting the property wanted to improve it for her son, a military veteran with a disability. Casillas was paid $6,610 for poor work and a storage shed that was never delivered.
The complainant was misled by Casillas' company name, which is very similar to the name of his father’s licensed company.
Casillas was fined $1,000. Restitution was not ordered in favor of the victim as she previously prevailed in a civil claim against Casillas.
Casillas has never been licensed in the state of Arizona and the AZ ROC has submitted a total of six cases against Casillas for prosecution since 2017 in Coconino, Gila and Yavapai County. The other five cases are still pending prosecution.
AZ ROC frequently receives complaints regarding unlicensed entities exploiting property owners ranging from poor work to complete abandonment. The AZ ROC reminds property owners to ask contracting professionals about the status of their license and always check the license by visiting www.roc.az.gov or giving the agency a call at 602-542-1525.
Photo Source: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office