TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A 58-year-old man is found guilty of contracting without a license in a Bisbee court.
According to a news release, the charge stemmed from a 2019 Arizona Registrar of Contractors investigation that found Josildo Bonfim contracted to remodel a kitchen and dining nook for $4,750.
However, after being paid $4,230, Bonfim abandoned the job without finishing the work. The homeowners also alleged most of the work he did complete was poor and would need to be redone by a licensed contractor. Additionally, the work required a permit but no building permit was obtained.
Bonfim has never been a licensed contractor in Arizona.
Officials say over the past couple of years prior to the remodeling project, the homeowners hired Bonfim for minor repairs after he was recommended to them by several neighbors in the area.
The Bisbee Justice Court ordered Bonfim to pay $1,960 in fines and fees.
AZ ROC reminds home and property owners to always check the license before hiring a contractor at www.roc.az.gov or by giving the Agency a call at 1-877-692-9762.