MGN Online

Published: Nov 05, 2013 1:59 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) today announced the conclusion of a week-long sting targeting unlicensed contractors in the Cape Coral area.

Working together with the City of Cape Coral local licensing department, investigators identified 21 individuals through advertisements and consumer complaints who were publicly offering to perform professional services that require a state of Florida license.

The following individuals were issued a Cease and Desist Notice for offering or advertising to perform contracting work without a license:

-Robert Cicarelli, 37, Ft. Myers

-Thomas M. Moore, 44, Cape Coral

-Keith W. Nichols, 57, North Fort Myers

-Omar Alvarez, 57, Ocala

-William W. Lawry, 63, Cape Coral

-Edwin J. Castro, 43, Cape Coral

-Joseph Merola, 27, Cape Coral

-Troy Nelson, 50, Cape Coral

-Mark Addy, 52, Cape Coral

-Bruce Anthony, 78, Cape Coral

-Michelle Waldron, 33, Cape Coral

-Stacey Ray Abernathy, 53, Cape Coral

-Rick Vontoc, 56, North Fort Myers

-Tommy J. Bivona, 54, North Fort Myers

-Gerald T. Snow, 54, Fort Myers

-Robert Barter, 67, Fort Myers

-Joe Baker, 58, Fort Myers

-Lorn Bovill, 49, Cape Coral

-Samaroo Keshore, 40, Cape Coral

-Marc Miller, 36, Cape Coral

-Robert Reinert, 55, Fort Myers

Consumers can verify professional licenses online at www.myfloridalicense.com.

Floridians should report any suspected unlicensed activity by emailing ULA@myfloridalicense.com or calling the Unlicensed Activity Hotline at 1-866-532-1440.