12 people were arrested after the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office set up a sting to catch unlicensed contractors.

In all, the sting ended with 12 felony charges and 12 misdemeanor charges.

Two of the men charged already had prior charges filed against them for unlicensed contracting.

Of the dozen arrested, 8 were from Sarasota, 2 were from Bradenton, and 1 person each came from Nokomis and North Port.