Pittsburgh PA March 22 2019
State police are looking for a 48-year-old man accused of forging documents that allowed him to carry a weapon and work as a security guard.
According to the criminal complaint, Kenneth Wilson hired a private investigator from Greensburg to work security for an event in Pittsburgh last summer.
That investigator claims Wilson never paid him for the work, and after looking into Wilson's documentation, he discovered something wasn't right.
"He was able to detect things on his certification card that appeared to be fraudulent," Trooper Steve Limani said.
State police said Wilson forged his Act 235 certification, which allows him to carry a lethal weapon and work as private security.
Wilson is accused of using a certification number belonging to a man in the Scranton area. Wilson also has a criminal history, and police said he is currently wanted in Montgomery County on unrelated charges.
"It's extremely dangerous to have someone like this out there. He's a conman trying to act like a security guard for high-level events," Limani said.
Wilson is known to be transient, working across the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
State police are asking anyone with information to contact them.
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