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  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators call for peace at Olympics

    02/09/2018 11:37:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Impersonators of President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea in a call for peace between the U.S. and North Korea. The two impersonators were spotted at the ceremony, with the man taking on Trump wearing a “USA” hat. The Kim impersonator told Reuters that the two men decided to appear together in Seoul “to show the world this is what peace could look like when two leaders get along.” “We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, if they talked, they’d...
  • ICE agents seek information on bogus law enforcement badges

    03/05/2009 1:08:47 AM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 824+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | February 27, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0902/090227la.htm ICE agents seek information on bogus law enforcement badges LOS ANGELES - Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are seeking information from people who may have received in the mail what appear to be, genuine law enforcement badges and credentials, from a group calling themselves the "International Police Commission (IPC)." These fraudulent police credentials and badges imply that those who use them are police officers with United Nations and Interpol authorities, according to ICE investigators. The fake items, manufactured in the Philippines, have been mailed out to targeted individuals...
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • Washington Post Employee Arrested On Charges Of Impersonating ICE Agent

    03/06/2017 5:20:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Mar 6, 2017
    Washington Post employee Itai Ozderman, 35, was arrested after his Gaithersburg, MD home was raided by Montgomery County Police on February 22nd at around 6 a.m, according to court documents. Ozderman is charged with impersonating an ICE officer on several occasions throughout Falls Church, VA. When the warrant was served on Feb. 22 at Ozderman's home in the 100 block of Elmira Lane, court documents say 10 weapons, including handguns, assault rifles, and a shotgun, were recovered. Sources tell ABC7's Kevin Lewis that Ozderman impersonated an ICE officer throughout Falls Church, Va. on more than one occasion. According to sources,...
  • Plainfield Man Charged With Impersonating Police Officer

    01/31/2015 5:25:40 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 30, 2015 8:09 PM | CBS Chicago
    (STMW) – A southwest suburban man was charged with impersonating a police officer after actual law enforcement officials saw him driving a car made to look like a police cruiser.
  • Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic

    11/18/2014 8:36:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 2:45 PM EST | Larry Neumeister
    The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out of Americans, a top prosecutor said Tuesday as he announced the arrests of seven people who worked for an Atlanta-area company. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the abusive practices have become so widespread that even a top FBI official in New York City got a call. “This has become something of an epidemic,” Bharara told a news conference. He described the workers at the defunct Williams, Scott & Associates LLC in Norcross, Georgia, as “ruthlessly persistent” as...
  • 5 Minors, 1 Adult Arrested In Temecula For Impersonating Police

    12/28/2013 4:26:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | December 28, 2013 3:12 PM
    TEMECULA (CBSLA.com) — A group of suspects in Temecula have been arrested for reportedly using high-powered flashlights and megaphones to startle people sitting in parked cars and make them believe they were police officers. The suspects would order the victims to exit their vehicles and lie face down on the pavement, according to the Temecula Police Department. The first incident occurred at 6:45 p.m. Monday, at the intersection of Lakehouse Road and Harveston Drive, and the second stunt occurred at 8:40 that same night, in the 31000 block of Sonoma Lane. Investigators believe the incidents were pranks and that the...
  • Mandela Ceremony Sign Language Interpreter ‘A Fake’

    12/11/2013 6:03:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 11, 2013 | Staff
    A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a “fake,” the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. The unidentified man seen around the world on television next to leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama “was moving his hands around but there was no meaning in what he used his hands for,” Bruno Druchen, the federation’s national director, told The Associated Press.
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Stolen Valor' Law

    06/28/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT · by BIGLOOK · 55 replies
    Wall Street Journa;l ^ | June 28, 2012 | Evan Perez
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court cited First Amendment rights to free speech in striking down a law that made it a federal crime to falsely claim to have been awarded military-honor medals. The 6-3 majority opinion upheld a Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that had declared unconstitutional the Stolen Valor Act, a 2006 statute Congress passed "to protect the reputation and meaning" of military honors.
  • NY Penal Law ARTICLE 190 S 190.25 - Criminal impersonation - 2nd degree - class A misdemeanor

    02/23/2011 2:01:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    YPD Crime ^ | 2/23/11
    S 190.25 Criminal impersonation in the second degree.A person is guilty of criminal impersonation in the second degree when he: 1. Impersonates another and does an act in such assumed character with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or 2. Pretends to be a representative of some person or organization and does an act in such pretended capacity with intent to obtain a benefit or to injure or defraud another; or 3. (a) Pretends to be a public servant, or wears or displays without authority any uniform, badge, insignia or facsimile thereof by which such...
  • Gunmen posing as police break into Fayette home(WV)

    01/17/2011 8:22:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    wvgazette.com ^ | 15 January, 2011 | Staff
    MONTGOMERY HEIGHTS, W.Va. -- Two armed men posing as police officers broke into a Fayette County home early Saturday, and then sprayed the people inside with pepper spray, bound their hands and feet with duct tape, and tried to rob them, the Fayette sheriff said. The suspects identified themselves as state police when they broke into the residence in the Montgomery Heights area around midnight Saturday, according to a news release from Fayette Sheriff Steve Kessler. They wore dark masks and clothing with what looked like some type of police insignia on their jackets. The suspects were armed with a...
  • California Makes It Illegal To Impersonate People Online

    01/02/2011 6:35:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/02/2011 | Henry Blodget
    California's law making it illegal to impersonate people online just went into effect. Now this hobby will get you dinged for up to $1,000 and/or a year in jail. So you'd better put those plans to create a hilarious Marissa Mayer Facebook account back in the bag. (Will this new law eliminate the wave of Fake ___ ____ blogs and Twitter accounts--or the original, Fake Steve Jobs? Probably not. The folks who run those are probably protected by the word "fake.")
  • Pair Gets Into Home Dressed As Cops

    11/08/2010 3:51:51 PM PST · by JOAT · 20 replies
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A DeKalb County woman was traumatized after she said she accidentally invited two strangers into her home during an attempted robbery. Her home is protected by two pit bulls and surveillance cameras, but she said she was unprepared when two would-be robbers dressed as police officers stopped by. “You’re violating someone’s trust and getting their guard down by saying you’re a police officer,” the victim told Channel 2’s Amanda Cook. When a man and woman showed up wearing fake police badges, she let them into her home. But the pair seemed to get nervous about the...
  • Masked Men Invade Annandale Home

    09/17/2009 7:37:01 PM PDT · by deks · 43 replies · 1,753+ views
    FOX 5 News ^ | September 17, 2009 | Paul Wagner
    Police say as many as five masked men wearing FBI baseball caps invaded a home in the Annandale section of Fairfax County on Thursday. Fairfax County Police say the masked men were all wearing police style tactical gear when they entered the home around 12:15 p.m. They tied up a woman and her son who was home with a toddler, and then searched the house. The men then took off in a gold or beige Cadillac Escalade. It's unclear what the men wanted and police wouldn't say what they took. The man and woman who were tied up inside the...
  • Homeowner Shoots At Fake FBI Agents

    COOPER CITY, Fla. -- Three men posing as FBI agents took off when the owner of a Cooper City home they were trying to rob shot at them, the Broward Sheriff's Office said. Three men wearing baseball hats and T-shirts with the letters FBI on the back pulled a sport utility vehicle into the driveway of the home shortly after 4 a.m. Monday, Miami TV station WPLG reported. Two of the men got out of the SUV, while the third acted as a lookout, police said. The two men tried to open the home's front door with a crowbar, but...
  • Man Posing as High School B-Baller Busted

    05/12/2010 10:30:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 506+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, May 12, 2010 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Former South Florida standout posed as teen in Texas: policeT, The moves make the man, and in the case of South Florida high school basketball star Guerdwich Montimere, the moves discovered the boy was a man. The 22-year-old former Fort Lauderdale standout player was arrested Tuesday after police said he posed as a 16-year-old boy playing on a Texas high school team. Montimere, a star at Dillard High a few years ago, was discovered by two South Florida coaches playing at Permian High in Odessa, Texas. Posing as sophomore Jerry Joseph, Montimere was confronted by Boyd Anderson Assistant coach Cedric...
  • Men dressed as sheriffs' officers rob North Bergen home(NJ)

    05/09/2010 7:49:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 786+ views
    nj.com ^ | 7 May, 2010 | Tom Shortell
    NORTH BERGEN -- Two men posing as sheriff's officers robbed a home in the township early this morning, police said. When the two suspects knocked on the door of an apartment at a multi-dwelling house on the 6200 block of Meadowview Avenue at around 1 a.m., they identified themselves as sheriff's officers, flashed gold-colored badges, and were let into the apartment by a 56-year-old male resident, reports said. The robbers put the man into plastic handcuffs and moved him, his wife, and another relative into a bedroom while they searched the house, reports said. The robbers, who never showed a...
  • Men set up fake roadblock, attack mom and daughter (Houston, Texas)

    05/08/2010 5:45:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 82 replies · 2,698+ views
    KTRK-TV ^ | 5-6-10 | Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There's a warning about a trick a group of men is using to lure women and rob them. They set up a fake road block on Woodson Park near Lake Houston Parkway in northeast Harris County and attacked a woman who was driving by. Related Content More: Got a story idea? Let us know! What happened to this woman and her daughter was so frightening she says they relive it every day. Woodson Park Drive near Humble is very familiar to a woman ABC13 isn't identifying. She lives nearby. But on the night of April 22, something...
  • Twins pulled courtroom switcheroo

    05/05/2010 10:13:47 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 4 replies · 435+ views
    UPI ^ | May 5, 2010
    CLEARWATER, Fla., May 5 (UPI) -- A Florida man was sentenced to 179 days in jail for impersonating his identical twin brother at a criminal trial. Assistant State Attorney Evan Brodsky said Matthew Mauceri, 40, was due in a Pinellas County courtroom at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and asked his twin, Marcus, to stand in for him when it appeared he was going to be late in flying to Florida from Indiana, the Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported Wednesday.
  • Fake agents arrest wrong woman, do full body cavity search, hope for reward

    10/23/2009 5:24:09 AM PDT · by Thirteen · 11 replies · 1,862+ views
    Bristol Herald-Courier ^ | Michael Owens
    BRISTOL, Va. – A woman accused of skipping bond was handcuffed, sexually assaulted during a strip search and hauled off to jail Oct. 9. But the three who arrested her were only masquerading as drug task force agents. On top of that, police said, the fake agents nabbed the wrong woman and passed her to a bail bondsman in the hopes of receiving a reward. The bondsman then took the woman to the Bristol Virginia Jail, where she was immediately freed because jailers quickly discerned her true identity. “She clearly had identification to clearly show she wasn’t the person in...