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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Additional charges filed against county code inspector

Additional charges were filed against Rakesh Kapoor, an inspector at the Fairfax County Department of Code Compliance (DCC) who was arrested in March for larceny after being accused for asking a resident for cash in return for expedited services.  

After that incident was publicized, an additional victim came forward, the Fairfax County Police Department reports. An employee at a local church reported three similar interactions with Kapoor that occurred in December 2015 and January 2016.

The victim walked into the DCC office and said 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 FCPDs Major Crimes Division, three additional felony warrants for “obtaining money by false pretense” were issued for Kapoor on April 19. In the early morning hours of  April 20, he was arrested by Manassas Park Police Department officers and then handed over to Fairfax County officers. He was transported to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where the warrants were executed.

The DCC “is committed to transparency and integrity in its interactions with the county’s residents and community members,” says Fairfax County public affairs director Tony Castrilli. “DCC continues to cooperate fully with the FCPD’s ongoing investigation into the alleged criminal acts. DCC is also working closely with the county’s Office of Internal Audit to review practices and procedures.”

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