July 29, 2021

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Fake Contractors Busted

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A USF STUDENT IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES. ISAIAH WILSON IS ACCUSED OF ILLEGALLY RECORDING A CONSENSUAL SEXUAL ENCOUNTER. THE FEMALE VICTIM TOLD USF POLICE THE VIDEOS WERE TAKEN WITHOUT HER KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT. NEW TONIGHT, THEY ARE ACCUSED OF LYING AND MAKING SHODDY HOME REPAIRS, POSING AS LICENSED CONTRACTORS. DOZENS OF PEOPLE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY EXPECTED TO BE CHARGED WITH CONSTRUCTION FRAUD, EIGHT OF THEM ALREADY LOCKED UP. LET’S GET TO NEWS CHANNEL 8 COREY DAVIS WHO IS LIVE IN TAMPA FOR US. Reporter: GOOD EVENING. A COUPLE OF THOSE PEOPLE ACCUSED OF BEING FAKE CONTRACTORS EVEN HAD VIOLENT CRIMINAL RECORDS WHILE WORKING IN PEOPLE’S HOMES AFTER HURRICANE IRMA.

Align:start TAKE A LOOK. THEY SHOWED UP AT THIS ONE IN TAMPA ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT UNDERCOVER DEPUTIES WERE INSIDE RECORDING. MY BROTHER HANDLED IT. I MEAN I WORKED WITH HIM — UNDERCOVER AND READY TO MAKE AN ARREST. Reporter: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY DEPUTIES RECORDING WHILE TALKING WITH JOSEPH ZINK ABOUT HOME REPAIRS. DEPUTIES PRETENDED TO OWN THE HOME. LOOK AT IT. IT IS ABOUT TO FALL OVER AND WE ARE TOLD IT IS BEYOND REPAIR, BUT ZINK TRIED TO MAKE THE REPAIRS SO POLICE THREW HIM IN JAIL FOR OPERATING WITHOUT A LICENSE.

Size:84% THERE IS STILL TOO MANY UNLICENSED CONTRACTORS OPERATING IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. Reporter: THE SHERIFF TELLING US THESE PEOPLE ARE SCAMMERS. SEVEN OTHERS ALSO ARRESTED, — ARRESTED, SEEN IN THIS UNDERCOVER VIDEO AND DOZENS MORE EXPECTED TO BE CHARGED WITH CONSTRUCTION FRAUD. ALL EIGHT ARRESTED SO FAR ARE NOW OUT OF JAIL. WE WENT TO SUSPECT AND — AND JOHNSON’S HOME AND RICHARD HANKE’S HOUSE.

BOTH OF THEM WERE NOT HOME. I KNOW THE SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS THAT THEY CAN SHOW YOU IS EXTREMELY ENTICING. BUT DO NOT FALL — DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THE CIRCUMSTANCE. Reporter: WITHOUT A LICENSE THERE IS NO PROOF THEY CAN DO THE WORK AND THERE IS NO BACKGROUND CHECK. RIGHT NOW, ZINK IS LOCKED UP ON A PAROLE VIOLATION FOR KIDNAPPING. I IMPLORE ALL OF YOU, DO NOT HIRE AN UNLICENSED CONTRACTOR. Reporter: AND RIGHT NOW, WE ARE TOLD THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HANDYMAN WHEN LOOKING AT.

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