Jeff Barnes of Kansas Home Inspector Licensing Board caught issuing fake license to himself.

More than a month before the Kansas Home Inspector Licensing Law goes into effect, the Chairman of the Kansas Home Inspector Licensing Board, Jeff Barnes was caught secretly issuing himself a counterfeit license #0001.  The abuse-of-office scheme was uncovered when Mr. Barnes began an advertising campaign touting himself as “The only licensed inspector in Kansas” and “Kansas’s 1st Registered Inspector” in an effort to gain a market advantage over competing inspectors.

Read investigative reporter David Klepper of the Kansas City Star’s November 27, 2009 article regarding the corruption scandal.