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Elite Techs operating without a license

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KENNESAW, GA (CBS46) -

Less than 24 hours after CBS46 questioned Elite Techs in Kennesaw about failing to fix appliances like cell phones and computers belonging to customers, the company locked the front gate to the business to keep customers out, but not before Carl Woodall and his stepson lodged a complaint.  

"It was heartbreaking. It hurt. Especially for the kids because it sets a bad example," said Woodall. "The kids think businesses are going to be honest and be truthful and it messed him up."

Woodall said Elite Techs wrote his stepson a $250 sponsorship check for his all-star baseball team but much to his surprise the check bounced.

"So for him it just crushed him.  He’s afraid he’s not going to get to play now," said Woodall. "And at this point we’re scrambling to find anybody that will help him out."

Upon further investigation, we learned that Elite Techs is operating without a business license and they received an ‘F’ rating with the better business bureau for unresolved complaints.

Chris Miller is one of those unsatisfied customers who dropped off his laptop for repairs and got the run around.  

"I have hundreds of photographs in the computer that I can’t get back," said Miller. "It took them quite a while to get the parts. I went to retrieve it and he said it had been abandoned and it was gone."

Kennesaw Police informed Elite Techs on Tuesday that they have until Monday to apply for a business license or else they could be fined and even shut down.

"It’s definitely troubling when anyone is breaking either a city law or state law and we definitely want to go out and take care of it as quickly as possible," said Officer Scott Luther.

CBS46 spotted one of the employees leaving Elite Techs Tuesday and we asked if the owner, James White, was around and we were told no. We also asked if they were going to apply for a business license and resolve complaints and we were told no comment. 

One way to prevent this from happening to you is to make sure any business you're dealing with has posted their business license on the wall when you walk in.  if they have not, it should be a red flag.

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