The owner of a home-inspection business has admitted in court that he conducted several site reviews without proper training or certification in looking for lead-based paint.

Resident Martin G. Kuna owns “Mr. Mold,” a business that inspects homes for mold, radon, lead-based paint and asbestos.

Reports from May 2008 to September 2012, showed he said that he was certified to conduct lead-based pain inspections.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Kerin says Kuna conducted at least 10 such inspections. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigators caught on and told Kuna to stop in January 2012, but he continued the work into September.

Kuna pleaded guilty Friday to wire fraud.