For Immediate Release - January 17, 2012

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Barbers Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON - January 17, 2012 - The Board of Registration of Barbers announced today disciplinary action against the following licensees:

Eugene Bennett, Fitchburg

By final decision and order by default, the Board revoked Bennett's right to practice as a master and apprentice barber or operate a barber shop (License Nos. 20623, 20347, 22454, and 900296), and ordered him to pay a $300 fine. The Board found that Bennett was operating a barber shop with a lapsed license, he failed to display his barber shop license in a conspicuous place, and he allowed an apprentice employed by the shop to work unsupervised.  These violations were discovered through a Board inspection.

George T. Mungo, Mattapan

By final decision and order by default, the Board has revoked Mungo's license to practice as a master barber in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Board has also ordered Mungo to pay a $200 fine. The Board found that Mungo failed to pay a $100 fine issued against him during an inspection of Wild Styles Unisex in Dorchester, during which he presented an expired master barber license to the Board Inspector and failed to have a current master barber license on the premises.

Jerome H. White, Dorchester

By final decision and order by default, the Board has revoked White's right to renew his license to practice as an apprentice barber in Massachusetts. The Board has also ordered White to pay a civil administrative penalty in the amount of $100. The Board found that White failed to pay a $100 fine issued against him during an inspection of Euphoria in Jamaica Plain, during which he was found to be operating with an expired and/or lapsed apprentice barber license.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's website at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional's License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.  The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.

 

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