Arrest for Faking New York City Site Safety License Letter

August 20, 2010

A New York City employee is accused of forging a letter to secure a license to work overseeing safety at major construction sites.

Authorities say Alvaro Mora tried to obtain a site safety manager license by forging the letter under the name of his supervisor at the Department of Environmental Protection.

Site safety managers are required at construction projects with buildings 10 stories or higher.

The Department of Investigation said on Wednesday that the letter falsely claimed the 44-year-old had performed and supervised construction work for the DEP. Mora works as a sewage treatment worker.

He was arrested on felony charges including criminal possession of a forged instrument, punishable by up to 7 years in prison.

His attorney’s name was not immediately available. His home phone number was disconnected.

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