Revoked Safford Licensee Guilty of Contracting Without a License
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
PHOENIX, Ariz., (December 19, 2018) – On Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018, Jennie Marie Baker, 39 of Safford pleaded guilty to Contracting Without a License, a class 1 Misdemeanor in the Willcox Justice Court.
The case submitted for prosecution stems from an AZ ROC investigation alleging that Baker, dba Triple E Roofing, displayed her revoked AZ ROC license number and contracted-for a $27,300 roofing project in Willcox, Arizona. She was paid $16,500 before abandoning the job.
Baker was sentenced to $875 in fines and 12 months of unsupervised probation as part of the plea agreement.
On Oct. 3, 2018, Baker was arrested by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) on a Failure to Appear warrant in Safford during a traffic stop. She was transported to the Graham County Sheriff's Office and released on a $5,000 bond on October 4th.
Baker was first licensed in 2012 and performed roofing work through 2015 without complaint. However, from 2016 to 2018, the AZ ROC investigated a total of 15 complaints with most alleging poor work.
From those cases, her CR-42 Roofing license was revoked on November 30, 2017 for poor workmanship, failure to resolve issues found in complaints and failure to pay civil penalties involved with complaints filed against the license.
Since the license was revoked, AZ ROC has investigated a total of four complaints against Baker for Contracting Without a License for a total amount of $44,800. All four investigations were submitted for prosecution alleging unlicensed contracting activity in Willcox and Thatcher, Arizona.
The AZ ROC reminds property owners to ask contracting professionals about the status of their license and always check the license by using the agency’s website or by giving the agency a call.
Photo Source: Graham County Sheriff's Office