FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thurs., Sept. 26, 2019
Breanna Bang, Public Information Liaison
Tucson Man Found Guilty;
of Contracting Without a License
PHOENIX, Ariz., (Sept. 26, 2019) – On Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, Barry Bo McMillin, 56 of Tucson, was found guilty of Contracting Without a License, a Class 1 Misdemeanor, in the Pima County Justice Court.
McMillin was sentenced to 6 months of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine. The victim declined to seek restitution.
The charges stemmed from an AZ ROC investigation which found McMillin, dba Merging Metal, was paid $3,500 by a Tucson homeowner for a wrought iron screen porch meant to keep out mosquitos.
The homeowner found McMillin via a Craigslist advertisement and admitted he knew McMillin was not a licensed contractor when he hired him. After the expected completion date passed and issues with the workmanship went unresolved, the homeowner fired McMillin and contacted AZ ROC for assistance.
Some consumers will knowingly hire unlicensed individuals believing the project will be cheaper. Instead, it often it ends up taking longer and being more expensive when the homeowner has to spend additional money to pay a licensed contractor to fix what the unlicensed person left incomplete or simply did wrong.
If the work, including labor and materials, is over $1,000 or requires a permit by the local municipality, the contractor is required to have a license by law. Always check the license by using the contractor search at www.roc.az.gov or giving us a call at 1-877-692-9762.