To date, no additional violations have surfaced but we still seek the communities’ assistance if anyone is aware of similar or suspicious event of this nature, to please contact us.
In an effort to share more details of the case, the Department of Code Compliance (DoCC) received a request for a receipt from a resident on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in reference to a cash payment tendered during an interaction with a Code Compliance Inspector. The payment was for a code compliance violation which the resident was attempting to address by obtaining necessary permits. The interaction took place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at the Department of Code Compliance located inside the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, suite 1016. The exchange of money took place outside of the DoCC office suite but inside the Herrity Building.
Upon receiving the inquiry, an initial investigation by DoCC was launched and it was determined that a possible criminal violation had occurred. The DoCC staff requested assistance from the Fairfax County Police Department on March 4, 2016. Detectives from the Major Crimes Division began their criminal investigation which resulted in the identification and subsequent arrest of the involved employee, Rakesh Kapoor.
The preliminary investigation determined that Kapoor who was working the service counter, allegedly told a resident that he would expedite services, in exchange for cash. There appears to be no known relationship between the resident and Kapoor.
The felony Obtaining Money by False Pretense warrant for Kapoor was issued on Monday, March 21. In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 22, he was arrested by Manassas Park Police Department officers and transported to the Fairfax County jurisdiction line where a Fairfax County police officer brought him to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.
We urge anyone from the community that may have had a similar experience to please call our non-emergency number, 703-691-2131, to report it or Crime Solvers electronically by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org/ or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).
(Original release date 3/22/16) can been seen here.