Man eats free KFC meals for a year after posing as 'head office' employee; arrested

In order to authenticate his claim of being a KFC employee, the man carried an ID card from the ‘head office’, wore clean and smart clothes, and even arrived at the restaurants in a limousine.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in South Africa for eating free KFC meals for over a year after posing as an employee from the company’s head office.

According to reports, the man told employees of the fast-food chain that he had been sent from KFC headquarters for quality checks and to ensure the chicken served was up to standard.

The man, identified as a student of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, would walk into several KFC restaurants and tell the staff members he had been sent from the headquarters for food quality checks. He would then be served food by the staff for absolutely no cost.

In order to authenticate his claim of being a KFC employee, the man carried an ID card from the ‘head office’, wore clean and smart clothes, and even arrived at the restaurants in a limousine.

Xpouzar reported the man’s friend is a part-time limousine driver who served as a good accomplice for the crime.

"When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn't piss off the man from head office - he was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him,” a KFC employee told Xpouzar.