Fire inspector accused of faking inspections

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, October 23, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- They were supposed to help keep New Yorkers safe in the event of a fire, but two men are under arrest and accused of pretending to carry out inspections.

Fire Prevention Inspector Edward Woychowski, and the owner of a private extinguisher servicing company, Alexandro Rios, are facing felony charges.

Woychowski allegedly lied about inspecting fire suppression systems.

And prosecutors say Rios falsely claimed he serviced systems, defrauding a dozen businesses.