INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTHI) – Indiana State Excise Police officers cited 14 alcohol businesses in the Indianapolis area, and one in Terre Haute, on 115 charges after a three month investigation into fraudulent alcohol training certificates.
Police arrested Matthew Miller, 37, of Indianapolis on two preliminary charges of forgery and theft.
Police say they received information saying he offered to sell alcohol training certificates to employees at a business in Terre Haute, without requiring they do any training.
Real Hacienda, on South 3rd Street is the Terre Haute business being cited.
Miller is one of the state’s approved certified trainers for in-person server training.
Police say Miller’s plan involved selling the certificates for $20-$25 to businesses or employees.
State law mandates that clerks, bartenders, waiters and managers at liquor stores, bars, restaurants and clubs successfully complete a two-hour alcohol-training program.