Fake fire extinguisher inspector cheats Dunkin’ Donuts out of $554

Paterson police say that this man pretended to

Paterson police say that this man pretended to be a fire extinguisher inspector in an attempt to steal money. (Credit: Paterson Police Department)

PATERSON - Paterson police are on the lookout for a man who posed as a fire extinguisher inspector and cheated a business out of more than $500.

According to police, the suspect went into the Dunkin’ Donuts on Smith Street in Paterson on Feb. 3 and told employees he was a technician from “City Fire Extinguisher.” He provided them with three fake invoices for his alleged inspections, and was paid $554 in cash.

The suspect reportedly tried the same scam at the IHOP Restaurant on Main Street, but the employees there were suspicious and he did not get any money.

Anyone who may recognize the man or has any information about these crimes should contact the Paterson Police Department by calling 973-321-1120 or 973-523-TIPS.

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