Fire Department warns business owners of man posing as inspector

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 4:11pm
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Fire officials say this man posed as a fire inspector.

The Nashville Fire Department is seeking information about a man posing as a fire inspector and taking fees from businesses.

A man entered Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Store in The Mall at Green Hills on Jan. 30 and told an employee he was doing an inspection for NFD. The man convinced the employee to pay him a fee for the inspection.

Anyone with information about the fake inspector is being asked to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or the fire marshal’s office at 615-862-5230.

NFD urges business owners to use caution if approached by someone claiming to be an inspector who is not in uniform. Money is not collected at the business after legitimate inspections.