Rye Police Seek Public’s Help to ID Phony Fire Chief in Inspection Scam

Written By: Robert Cox

RYE, NY — The Rye Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a man who posed as a Rye Fire Chief.

In a a statement, police said a Male/White walked into Playa Bowls located at 18 Purdy Ave in the City of Rye on Friday October 8, 2021 at approximately 6:15 pm and identified himself as a Fire Chief with the City of Rye. The unidentified male stated he was there to perform an inspection of the premises.

After a brief walkthrough the male wrote two bills for approximately $480 dollars and was given cash by an employee.

The man does not work for the City of Rye Fire Department and we are attempting to identify him.

Anyone that can identify this individual is asked to contact Rye Detectives at (914) 967-1234.

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