Plainville Auto Shop Owner Charged With Operating Without a License

The owner of a Plainville automotive shop is accused of running the business without a proper license.

Police arrested 51-year-old Rafael Delgado, who owns Totally RAD Creations at 143 Whiting St., Thursday. Police said the business is not licensed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles or the Town of Plainville. Automotive repair shops require a license in Connecticut.

"The DMV has been working with the Plainville Police Department and confirmed that Totally RAD Creations does not hold a Dealer & Repairer License," said Jim Carson, a DMV spokesperson.

Delgado was charged with operating motor vehicle repair business without a license. He was released on a promise to appear and is due in court on Oct. 22.

Investigators said they are also looking into allegations of fraud at the shop, but no charges have been filed.

The DMV published an online list of licensed repair shops in the state.

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