An undercover sting operation conducted Feb. 10 and 11 by the Contractors State License Board and local law enforcement into illegal contract work in Clovis yielded 19 citations.
The operation was assisted by the Clovis Police Department and Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Investigators mostly used craigslist.org to invite contractors to submit bids ranging from $600 to $4,680 for home improvement jobs. A state-issued license is required for all home improvement work above $500, and the 19 people cited did not have one.
Nine of the 19 were also cited for advertising illegally. State law requires contractors to state if they are unlicensed in all advertisements.
Those cited will answer to misdemeanor charges in April in Fresno County Superior Court.