Officials Warn Of Scam Targeting Restaurants

Oct 17, 2013

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.