DBPR Investigators Sweep Jacksonville Flea Market
6 Cited, 2 businesses shut down, 1 arrested in conjunction with unlicensed cosmetology sting
August 6, 2007
Jacksonville (FL)—Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) investigators conducted an investigatory sweep of King’s Flea Market Friday and cited six individuals and two businesses for practicing cosmetology without a license.
After receiving a tip regarding unlicensed activity, DBPR investigators partnered with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to conduct the sweep.
DBPR investigators cited six individuals for practicing cosmetology without a license: Rajsheta Baugh, Centurion Clayton, Sheryl Jones, Chantrell Seels, Roderick Stewart and Mario Wright. Each was given a Notice to Appear by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. DBPR investigators also closed Platinum Plus Hair & Nail Salon and another unlicensed business in the flea market.
“Unlicensed professionals are a threat to the public, and the techniques and chemicals used by cosmetologists can be dangerous if not used correctly,” DBPR Secretary Holly Benson said. “This was a great partnership with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to keep people safe.”
In addition, during the sweep, Sergeant Jerry Stang of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and his team confiscated an illegal firearm from Roderick Stewart and arrested Centurion Clayton for an outstanding warrant.
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation licenses and regulates nearly 1,000,000 of Florida’s businesses and professionals and is charged with enforcing laws against unlicensed professional activity.