Douglas Earl McCasland, 46, is charged with 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.
According to Manchester Police Investigator Stuart Colwell, McCasland posed as a certified industrial hygienist. “He passed himself off as being licensed by the state to clean up houses that have been exposed to methamphetamines labs and chemicals,” the investigator explained. “He would come in and take a landowner’s money to clean up the house as mandated by the EPA, but would not clean it up as required.”
According to Colwell, McCasland charged a Manchester property owner $2,400 to clean a house up, but he did not do it properly. “The homeowner then had to pay another company to properly clean the house,” the investigator stated.
According to the indictments, investigators from the Environmental Protection Agency as well as the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and other agencies’ investigators are expected to testify against McCasland.
Colwell stated that McCasland is facing additional charges in several other counties as well federal charges for the same thing.
The charges of perjury were filed against the Savannah man due to him signing a sworn statement that he was a certified hygienist.
McCasland is scheduled to appear in Coffee County Circuit Court on Oct 6. He is free on a $20,000 bond.
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