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Collin County Resident Scammed By Alleged Police Impersonator

"We're determined to catch and punish those who try to take advantage of our citizens,” said Sheriff Jim Skinner

The Collin County Sheriff’s Office recently announced a suspect was arrested for allegedly impersonating police and scamming a resident out of approximately $5,000.

Following a November 2023 incident, the special operations unit of the Collin County Sheriff's Office, working in conjunction with the Houston County Sheriff's Office in Alabama, arrested a woman implicated in a scam aimed at a resident of Collin County.

The suspect assumed the identity of a Collin County sheriff's deputy, resulting in the illicit acquisition of approximately $5,000 from a local resident. She falsely alleged that the victim disregarded a subpoena and pressured them into paying a fine over the phone to evade arrest.

Following an investigation of digital evidence, authorities determined the suspect's location in Dothan, Alabama. On Feb. 21, 2024, the Collin County Special Operations Unit, in cooperation with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at the suspect's residence. 

Numerous electronic devices were confiscated, and during interrogation, the suspect confessed to utilizing her bank accounts to divert funds from the Collin County victim. She revealed her involvement in not only withdrawing funds but also orchestrating the transfer of fraudulently obtained money to other accounts under her control.

The Collin County Sheriff's Office obtained two felony arrest warrants for alleged theft and impersonation of a public servant, with the bonds set at $100,000 and $150,000 for each. Currently detained at the Houston County Jail in Dothan, Alabama, the suspect awaits extradition to Collin County to face charges of theft and impersonation of a public servant.

"We're determined to catch and punish those who try to take advantage of our citizens,” Sheriff Skinner said in a statement. “This suspect thought they could use the trusted name of law enforcement to target innocent people. But we showed last Wednesday that we'll find them, no matter where they try to hide."

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