A total of 121 individuals, including some repeat offenders, were arrested in a statewide sting carried out by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The operation, called â€śCalifornia Blitzâ€ť, was put on by CSLBâ€™s Statewide Investigative Fraud Team in nine different California locations, with the help of local law enforcement.
Among those caught in the operation was a man in Dana Point who is awaiting trial for assault with a deadly weapon. Another unlicensed contractor was busted in Orange County. He had been reported to the CSLB by a licensed contractor who had lost work to him.
Unlicensed landscape contractor Martin Villegas was busted in the Sacramento sting, responding to a fake bid request. The next day, he appeared at another sting location in Woodland, earning him two notices to appear in court in two days.