'Operation Handyman' Nets 19 Florida Contractors
Investigators posed as remodelers of a two-story, four-bedroom home. They took estimates from contractors advertising their services for plumbing, electrical, mechanical and roofing repairs in newspapers, hardware stores and billboards. About 25 contractors made bids for jobs, ranging from $30,000 to $90,000. Only three had proper licenses, St. Johns Sgt. Christine Lee told the St. Augustine Record.