Imposter Colo. firefighter collects donations at bar

Police say the man asked for donations for the charity of the Association of Firefighters and Paramedics and stole money from innocent victims


CBS4

ARVADA, Colo. — The search is on for a man who pretended to be an Arvada firefighter.

Police say the man recently asked for donations for charity and stole money from innocent victims. The suspect told patrons at the Rambling Rose bar in Wheat Ridge that he was collecting money for the Association of Firefighters and Paramedics. The AFP is actually a legitimate charity based out of California with no ties to Arvada.

“It’s really sad someone does that,” said bar patron Carol Archer. Arvada Fire Department spokesman Scott Pribble said it’s highly unlikely the person was a firefighter. “The only time we ever go into bars and restaurants is during Labor Day weekend when we’re out there for the (Muscular Dystrophy Association), but other than that we don’t ever go in,” Pribble said.

Full story: Imposter Firefighter Collects Donations At Bar

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