Elias Isaac, 36, of 4103 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, was arrested July 12 for allegedly employing unlicensed telemarketers at Coastal Air Cooling and Heating, 5620 14th St. W., Bradenton.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies and inspectors from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services were conducting a compliance check of Isaac’s business when the unlicensed telemarketers were observed actively cold calling.
Isaac was arrested and faces a third-degree felony charge. He was booked into the Manatee County jail on $1,500 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. Aug. 10. As of press time, Isaac remained in custody.
According to a probable cause affidavit, one employee said she was only employed for two days, but admitted she was engaged in cold calling for the company.