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Woman charged for pretending to be federal agent, stealing pickup truck

Akron Police Generic
Posted at 12:16 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 14:32:00-04

AKRON, Ohio — A Cuyahoga Falls woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly pretended to be a federal agent and then commandeered a man’s pickup truck Monday.

The 50-year-old woman has been charged with theft and impersonating a law officer, both fourth-degree felonies, according to Akron Municipal Court records.

Authorities say the woman allegedly went into an auto body repair shop in the 1400 block of S. Main Street in Akron around 7 a.m. Monday, and told an employee that she was a federal agent. She showed the man credentials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Census and demanded his keys. The man complied, and she left in his 2011 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

When she returned with the vehicle several hours later she was arrested. She was issued a summons for the felony charges and was then taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation, according to police.

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