Henrico homeowners say generator contractor ripped them off

Posted at 6:09 PM, Mar 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-02 20:45:29-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A Chesterfield County couple already facing charges on the alleged faulty installation of emergency home generators, are now facing 27 misdemeanor charges each, in Henrico County.

The charges come are the county discovered the  jobs were completed without permits and without inspections, along with code violations.

The company run by Stephen and Angela Mills also had all their permits revoked, after the county received word from the Department of Professional Occupation Regulations that their licenses were not valid.

Henrico County Building Official Greg Revels said the information provided by the company to get the permits was fraudulent because the names on the permits of supervisors on the job, didn't actually work for the company.

"There were some jobs that were done without permits and inspections.. We have approximately 10 jobs," said Revels. "In most case we found violations of the code, with respect to the installation, nothing I would consider life safety threats, but certainly they're issues if not taken care of now, they're going to evolve into problems down the road, for the property owners."

The Mills are due in court on the Henrico County charges on March 30.