Man Arrested After Allegedly Posing As A Police Officer

Saturday January 31st, 2015

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A 46-year-old Chatham man has been arrested after posing as a police officer.

Police say that on January 14th, 2015, they received a complaint from a Wallaceburg couple, after they purchased a set of speakers from a Kijiji ad.

When they met with the male to make an exchange, he presented himself as a Police Officer, wearing a law enforcement style jacket with shoulder flashes.

On January 15th, 2015, Chatham-Kent Police received a complaint of a man attending a local business the week prior and attempting to sell speakers, while wearing a law enforcement style jacket.

Police say that it is believed to be the same man from both incidents.

Through investigation, the man’s identity was obtained and police conducted a search warrant on his residence.

A law enforcement jacket was seized,and the man was charged with personating peace officer and released with a future court date.

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