Officials Warn of Scam Targeting Restaurants

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Lexington officials are warning restaurants about a scam seeking money for food handler certifications.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says an unidentified person claiming to be a county employee recently called a Lexington restaurant and advised the manager to have employees go online to renew their food handler's certifications.

An employee paid the requested $20 and received a fake permit.

Officials say all health inspectors in Kentucky are required to carry proper photo identification signifying their relationship with federal, state or local health agencies.

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