Woman bust for impersonating cop

2011-06-10 11:25

A woman who offered to send prospective police officers to college was arrested in George, Western Cape, yesterday.

Captain Bernadine Steyn said the 22-year-old woman was arrested for impersonating a police officer during a sting operation at a clothing store in Hibernia Street.

The operation was launched after the police received a tip that a woman, impersonating an officer, was recruiting members of the public at a fee.

The police arranged to meet the woman at a clothing store where she told them she was an inspector from George police station with six years experience.

“She also told the member that for a fee of R600 she will send anyone who is interested to become a member of SAPS to college,” Steyn said.

The woman would appear in the George Magistrates Court today.

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