A Savannah, Tennessee man has been arrested on charges of impersonating a professional. Douglas Earl McCasland, 46, is charged with the impersonation of a licensed professional, perjury and theft of property over $1,000 after being indicted by the August term of the Coffee County Grand Jury. Reports indicate the man claimed to be a certified industrial hygienist. A Coffee County investigator told partner station WMSR, “He passed himself off as being licensed by the state to clean up houses that have been exposed to methamphetamines labs and chemicals.”
The case in Manchester stemmed from McCasland allegedly charging a Manchester property owner $2,400 to clean a house up, but he did not do it properly which led the homeowner to call in additional help.
The United States Attorney’s Office (West District) released that McCasland was previously indicted on 10-counts of mail fraud and 3-counts of making false statements regarding the proper remediation of houses where methamphetamines have been produced. The name of the suspects business was allegedly called Haz-Tech.
The previous indictment lists at least nine properties in Shelby, Dyer, Hardin, Carroll, Humphries, and Coffee counties where McCasland is alleged to have improperly certified the homes as being safe for habitation.
He will appear in a Coffee County courtroom on October 6, 2013. Court dates in the other counties will be seperate from the Coffee County date.
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