Solvay (WSYR-TV) – Solvay Police have arrested an East Syracuse man who they say posed as a first-aid instructor and was paid for phony training he provided.
Police say that any certification Andrew Montero gave out is not valid and that anyone who he instructed would need to be retrained.
According to police, Montero was hired by the Solvay-Geddes Youth Center as a CPR/AED, Water Safety, Life Guard, and First Aid instructor. However, they say he was instructing without proper certification. Police allege that Montero falsified his training certificates from the Red Cross.
They charged Montero with 12 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree, 11 counts of petit larceny, falsifying business records in the first degree, and scheme to defraud in the first degree.
Solvay Police are asking anyone who Montero trained to call (315) 468-2510.