AZ ROC Adds Scottsdale Man to
Most Wanted Unlicensed Entity List
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thurs., Feb. 14, 2019
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
PHOENIX, Ariz., (Feb. 14, 2019) –The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC) is adding Victor Omar Covarrubias, Jr., 45 of Scottsdale, to its Most Wanted Unlicensed Entities List.
Covarrubias, Jr. is wanted on charges filed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office including Theft, a Class 5 Felony; Taking Identity of Another, a Class 4 Felony; and Contracting Without a License, a Class 1 Misdemeanor in the Maricopa County Superior Court. The charges stemmed from an AZ ROC investigation that found that Covarrubias took $2,000 from a 72 and 90 year old couple in Buckeye for a landscaping project that was never started.
Covarrubias, Jr. is also wanted on several (3) Failures to Appear in justice courts from 2017 and 2018. All three cases stem from AZ ROC investigations.
Since 2014, AZ ROC investigated 14 unlicensed complaints against Covarrubias, Jr. He is known to have operated under the business names of: Abrasive Pool Industries / Agua Azul Pool Service / Covarrs Pools LLC / Aqua Marina Pools LLC / Aqua Marina Pools & Landscaping LLC/ AZ Finest Pools.
Of the 14 investigations, nine were submitted for prosecution, three resulted in civil citations; including a total of $7,000 in civil penalties, and two are still being investigated. AZ ROC’s investigations found Covarrubias, Jr. took a combined total of $90,645 from homeowners in Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix and Waddell. In exchange for the contracts and money for landscaping, pool repairs and pool builds the homeowners received little or no work.
Between 2015 and 2016, MCAO successfully prosecuted Covarrubias for Contracting Without a License in four separate cases.
Covarrubias Jr., however, failed to appear in San Marcos Justice Court on Oct. 3, 2017 for a restitution hearing. He also failed to appear in the North Valley Justice Court in March 2018 and in the Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court in March 2018 on orders to show cause. All three courts issued Failure to Appear Warrants for his arrest.
To see the full list of individuals on the AZ ROC’s Most Wanted Unlicensed Entity List and all Unlicensed Violations click here.