Saturday, March 09, 2013
A & E Surveillance and Investigations are not licensed in the State of Florida as a Private Detective Agency, the owner Eddie Starr, out of California running this business, is not a licensed PI in the State of Florida, if you have had problems with A & E Surveillance and Investigations in Sarasota, Manatee, Lee, Charlotte or Desoto County or others you need to contact the Florida Division of Licencing in Punta Gorda Fl: Punta Gorda Regional Office 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST)
230 Bal Harbor Boulevard
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
Phone: (941) 575-5770
Fax: (941) 575-5775
First Arrest for Unlicensed Private Investigation Activity & DOL Report. Wednesday, October 16, 2013
A Florida man, formerly licensed as a private investigator and former owner of a private investigative agency, has become the first individual arrested for violating the new Florida statute on providing private investigative services without being properly licensed. The new statute, providing for enhanced penalties, went into effect July 1, 2013. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) , Law Enforcement Division, arrested Fernando J. Rodriguez, 39, on August 28, 2013 in Sanford, FL. Rodriguez was booked into the Seminole County Jail and charged with two felony counts of violation of FS 493.612 for providing unlicensed private investigative activities and one charge of fraud, uttering a forged instrument, in violation of FS 831.02. The fraud charge is due to the fact that Rodriguez is accused of presenting an invoice for his unlicensed private investigative services, containing a false G license number. Bond was set at $1,050 and Rodriguez was released after the bond was posted by a bondsman. His arraignment is set for October 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm. Records indicate that Rodriguez signed an affidavit of indigency and asked the court to appoint an attorney to represent him, see DOL and Ag Law Report Fernando Rodriguez
According to the A & E website, http://aesurveillance-investigations.info/ ,”A & E Surveillance and Investigations utilize licensed individuals and agencies registered with the Florida Department of Public Safety”.There is no Florida Department of Public Safety, all private detective agencies in the State of Florida are regulated and licensed by the Florida Division of Licensing. A & E Surveillance and Investigations have used an address of 2121 Main St Sarasota Fl, as of today, 3/15/2013, there is no A & E Surveillance and Investigations at this location.
A & E Surveillance and Investigations use a Sarasota based cell phone, 941-330-1994, a call made to this number on Thursday January 31st 2013 revealed a man answering with “investigations”, when asked of this man what was his Florida private investigators license was or what the Florida Agency license was for A & E Surveillance and Investigations he hung up. There is no A & E Surveillance and Investigations registered with the Sarasota County Tax Collector paying an annual Business Tax, see http://sarasotataxcollector.governmax.com/collectmax/collect30.asp
|There is no A & E Surveillance and Investigations registered with the Florida Department of Revenue paying sales tax in Florida. There is no A & E Surveillance and Investigations registered with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations as a Corporation, Limited Liability Company or even a Fictitious Name, see http://www.sunbiz.org/search.htmlTake your chances with A & E Surveillance and Investigations.|
TRICKY DICKS: 493.6120 Violations; penalty for A & E Surveillance and Investigations the owner Eddie Starr, out of California running this business, is not a licensed PI in the State of Florida.
(5) (A & E Surveillance and Investigations) A person who violates or disregards a cease and desist order issued by the department commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. In addition, the department may seek the imposition of a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com