Joing us for 41nbc news at 6:00.
I m tucker sargent.
And i m shelby coates.
Our top story tonight at 6... a man who attended macon-bibb s 9-eleven ceremony wednesday... claimed his name was brian cheham.
And he claimed he was a new york fireman.
Local first responders introduced him to 41nbc s tanya modersitzki ... so she could share his story.
Tanya later spoke with some actual new york firefighters and learned he was an imposter.
They say what the man did is unacceptable.
Immediately after the story was posted to our website and social media platforms, we received numerous calls and emails from f-d-n-y staff.
As well as macon bibb fire chief marvin riggins and other first responders, fell for "brian cheham s" fabricat story.
And what we ve learned ..
People c1 3 b13 posing as 9/11 firefighters... isn t uncommon.
C1 3 b13 < (:02) (:16) cheham claimed to have worked seven a-m to seven p-m shifts, but specht says the fire department