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The Marin County District Attorney’s Office reported that a Novato man, already on probation for contracting without a license in a prior case, has been charged with committing the same crime again.

Victor Mauricio Mendez Rodas, 40, is also charged with failing to secure worker’s compensation insurance for crew members. He could face jail time and up to $15,000 in fines, the prosecution said.

Rodas is scheduled to appear in court on March 10.

The district attorney’s insurance fraud unit opened the case after learning that Rodas was allegedly performing work for an 83-year-old homeowner in San Rafael. The alleged crimes occurred from September to December.

“The homeowner reported that they became suspicious when Rodas demanded additional payments for unauthorized work and failed to get required permits for the work,” the district attorney’s office said.

Authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Rodas, who is not licensed with the state Contractor’s State Licensing Board, the prosecution said. The warrant was served Friday with assistance from the Marin County Probation Department Enforcement team.

Residents who hired Rodas or received solicitations from him can contact the Marin County District Attorney’s Office Insurance Fraud Unit at 415-473-6450.

Rodas was convicted of unlicensed contracting in April 2016 and March 2019, according to the criminal complaint filed by Deputy District Attorney Sean Kensinger on Feb. 19.

The 2016 case stemmed from a sting by the Marin district attorney’s office and the Contractors State License Board. Ten suspects were snared by undercover investigators offering work on a residential job in Novato.

The state had 285,630 licensed contractors as of Dec. 31, according to Kevin Durawa, a spokesman for the licensing board. He said investigations by the agency resulted in 3,957 legal actions against violators last year.