A former Finney County man currently living in Leawood who was operating as a contractor has been banned from doing business in Kansas and ordered to repay four Kansas consumers, according to the Kansas Attorney General's Office.
David J. Rosales — doing business as Rosales Plumbing, Rosales Plumbing LLC, J&D Plumbing and Boss Construction LLC — was ordered to repay $65,770 to consumers for violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. In addition, Rosales has been permanently banned from engaging, soliciting and applying for plumbing and construction services in Kansas, according to the AG's office.
District Judge Rhonda K. Mason approved the default judgment this week in Johnson County District Court, after Rosales failed to respond to a lawsuit filed against him. Rosales was also ordered to pay the attorney general’s investigation costs and a civil penalty.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt accused Rosales of engaging in sales of home improvement services, including plumbing, without completing the work. He was also accused of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by falsely representing that he was a master plumber, that his work was covered by a warranty, and that he was insured, licensed and had obtained the necessary permits.
According to the AG's office, Rosales accepted down payments for his services at the beginning of the work, but did not finish the construction.
In a separate criminal case prosecuted by the AG's office, Rosales earlier this month pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor deceptive commercial practice in Finney County District Court.
The case stemmed from an investigation by Garden City police and the AG's office, which discovered that Rosales contracted to do plumbing and construction work under the auspices of being licensed but in fact he was not. He then accepted payment from three consumers and did little or no work, according to the AG's office. Sentencing in that case is scheduled for Dec. 13 in Finney County District Court.
A copy of the default judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2zZdcwT.