On October 28th City Police charged a 20 year old male with 9 offences including personating a police officer.
On November 17th as a result of further investigation, City Police detectives attended to the Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre and laid 20 more charges on the accused.
It is alleged between the 20th and 23rd of October the accused presented himself as a Police officer to 4 different victims on 4 separate occasions at the accused’s residence. In the process the accused handcuffed them, took money from them and later released them.
A search warrant was executed at the accused’s residence on October 28th. Investigators located counterfeit U.S. $50 bills at that time.
It is also alleged the accused altered a cheque he had in his possession and cashed it in at a local bank.
As a result, the accused has been charged with 4 counts each of personating a Police officer, forcible confinement, assault and robbery. He was also charged with making counterfeit money, possession of counterfeit money, fraud and uttering a forged document.
He will be appearing in Bail Court on November 18th.