Someone posing as a fire protection inspector took nearly $1,000 from one DC business, a police report shows.
WASHINGTON — A D.C. business is asking for help finding a person they say scammed them out of nearly $1,000 while posing as a fire equipment inspector
According to an incident report from the Metropolitan Police Department, the owners of Pearl’s Bagels, located in Northwest D.C., told responding officers on Saturday that someone walked into the store impersonating someone from a company called Metro Fire Prevention. The man was able to get away with $970, according to the police report.
The bagel shop posted a surveillance image on Twitter showing a man in a black shirt and black hat. The shop said the incident happened just before 11 a.m., which is the busiest time for the restaurant.
The shop said the man showed up with fake invoices and was there to service equipment. The company the man claimed to be from …