Bogus inspector fools landlords

A fake gastronomy industry official has tricked several publicans into handing over fines, it has emerged.The elderly man – who claims to be an inspector assigned by the Burgenland branch of the Federal Economy Chamber (WKO) – succeeded by ordering bar owners and restaurant bosses in the district of Güssing to pay 150 Euros each for ignoring issued closing times, the WKO announced today (Tues).The chamber pointed out that only the police and district administration officials were entitled to carry out such checks. The WKO also advised gastronomy sector businesspeople to ask inspectors for their IDs to avoid being defrauded.