Unlicensed Contractors Caught Following Hurricane Michael
PANAMA CITY, Fla.—Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis announced three contractors conducting business in Leon, Gadsden, and Gulf counties have been removed from the Panhandle by his Disaster Fraud Action Strike Team for unlicensed activity following Hurricane Michael. The contractors are banned from soliciting or conducting any work in Florida pending a full investigation.
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Anyone who tries to take advantage of Florida families and businesses during this vulnerable time will be caught. I can’t stress this enough: do not hire anyone without asking for their professional license information and if they have workers’ comp insurance.