Police: Fake Health Inspector Seeks Free Food

Posted on March 16, 2012 by

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By GEORGE FRANCO/myfoxatlanta

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. – Investigators in Fayette County say a bogus health inspector is going around to restaurants and threatening to conduct spot inspections. They say the man backs down if they agree to feed him for free.

The man has struck several businesses over the last two weeks, including a Waffle House in Fayetteville and another in Peachtree City. The fake health inspector faces numerous charges including fraud and impersonating a public official, according to Richard Fehr of the Fayette County manager of Environmental Health.

The man has not shown any identification.

Fehr reminds restaurant managers and owners that true health inspectors do not accept free food or gifts in exchange for favorable results.

“To have the trust of the public is crucial to what we’re doing. That is a kick in the face,” said Fehr.

Anyone who comes across the phony health inspector is urged to contact police.

source: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Police-Fake-Health-Inspector-Seeks-Free-Food-20120315-pm-pk

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