Press Release

Subject: Unlicensed Contractor Sting
Incident Type: Unlicensed Contractor Sting
Incident Date/Time 6/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
Expire Date/Time 7/19/2019 12:00:00 PM
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Person/Suspect Info
On June 18 & 19, 2019, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, and Manatee County Code Enforcement participated in a joint Workers’ Compensation Fraud/Unlicensed Contractor Sting, in Manatee County.

The purpose of the Sting was to address unlicensed contractors who are both working without the required contractor license and are engaging in construction class work without the required workers’ compensation insurance or workers’ compensation insurance exemptions.

The subjects below were arrested for both failure to secure worker’s compensation and unlicensed plumbing / electrical unless otherwise noted.

Arrested 6/18/2019

1) Fredrick Moscato Sr. 3-10-1960
2) Victor Calzada-Tinajero 5-12-1995
3) Victor Calzada-Morales 1-15-1974 (arrested only for unlicensed contracting)
4) Felix Lopez 11-6-1980
5) Hugo Hernandez-Ramirez 2-6-1977
6) Thomas Melville 2-22-1971

Arrested 6/19/2019

7) Darrell Brewer 10-11-1978
8) Joseph Grieco Jr. 9-7-1976 (arrested only for unlicensed contracting)
9) Michael Tucci 9-16-1970

(Contact or visit the Arrest Inquiries tab for mugshots.)