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Police: Merrick man impersonated fire marshal, officer

A Merrick man is accused of impersonating a fire marshal and a Hempstead police officer. Investigators say Christopher Charles' impersonations were an effort to secure a contract for his fire restoration

News 12 Staff

Nov 10, 2013, 12:00 AM

Updated 3,877 days ago

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A Merrick man is accused of impersonating a fire marshal and a Hempstead police officer.

Investigators say Christopher Charles' impersonations were an effort to secure a contract for his fire restoration business.

Charles allegedly went to the home of a house fire victim to get the victim to sign a contract with his company.

Officers say when a competitor pulled up to the victim's home, Charles called the police and claimed he was an officer in need of backup.


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