Fairfax County Employee Charged with Additional Counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense
After initially releasing the information in regards to the arrest of a Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance Inspector, an additional victim came forward. An employee at a local church, reported three similar interactions with Kapoor, which occurred in December of 2015 and in January of 2016. The victim walked into the Department of Code Compliance office and reported that Rakesh Kapoor had promised services to the church in return for money. Kapoor received payments independent of his position as a Code Compliance Inspector and for tasks outside of his scope of employment.
After further investigation by the Major Crimes Division, three additional felony warrants for Obtaining Money by False Pretense were issued for Kapoor on Tuesday, April 19. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 20, he was arrested by Manassas Park Police Department officers and then handed over to Fairfax County officers. Kapoor was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrants were executed.
Tony Castrilli, Director of the Office of Public Affairs for Fairfax County issued the following statement regarding the investigation:
The Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance (DCC) is committed to transparency and integrity in its interactions with the County’s residents and community members. Once departmental leadership became aware of the alleged actions by a DCC investigator, the matter was immediately brought to the attention of the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD). DCC continues to cooperate fully with the FCPD’s on-going investigation into the alleged criminal acts. DCC is also working closely with the County’s Office of Internal Audit to review practices and procedures.
We are still seeking the community’s assistance in providing information if anyone is aware of similar or suspicious events of this nature, please contact us via 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).
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