Woman Charged With Posing As Cop To Scam Immigrants

CHICAGO (CBS) — Those in the Little Village neighborhood describe it as a form of terror: the looming threat of deportation. That may in part explain how a woman got away with impersonating an officer.

As CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, 53-year-old Gloria Juarez, a convicted prostitute, is accused of posing as an immigration officer and offering to arrange U.S. citizenship for a number of individuals.

It’s alleged Juarez targeted immigrants and scammed her victims out of more than $15,000 each. She allegedly met clients at the Cyndi Lynn Motel in Cicero.

Police also say she wore a badge, carried a gun and threatened the victims with violence.

“It is deeply troubling to find persons such as this who prey on vulnerable immigrants and their families who strive to live and work lawfully in this country,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

It’s alleged the scheme lasted five years.

“I think entire communities are terrified,” said Rozalinda Borcila, of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission.

Borcila says she’s not surprised it went on for years and no one reported it.

“Not trusting the authorities is the smart move,” said Borcila. “So it becomes a very first good place to go to educate oneself and to reach out for some support.”

Borcila says her mission in Little Village is one example of a place people can “trust.”

Juarez’s bond was set at $50,000.



  • Sue

    I knew a woman who was exploited by this felon and when I tried to help her out no one believed her story. Nice. The woman I knew was blind and in her 70s.

  • shannon

    this was a convicted prostitute ewwww, if illegals left this country they wouldnt have this problems

    • NWA

      When ya leavin’


  • G-Lep

    Man, she gotta nose wider’n Lyndia’s!!!

    • NWA

      Yeah, it reminds me of yo mommas nose.


      • G-Lep

        I’ll bet it’s even bigger than YOURS, NWA — and that’s sayin’ ALOT!!!

  • Civilized

    Wow, that is one ugly, nasty, filthy looking hoe. lol

    • G-Lep

      Is it a man? A woman?? WHAT is it???

  • tom sharp

    You got to give her this– she looks a lot more like a cop than ho! That said, what nitwit judge gave her $50,000 bail!!?? That means $5000 and she walks? That guy must be one of Madigan’s proteges.

  • wwwwed


  • Special Forces

    The people should have nothing to worry about (threat of deportation) if they are legal. A simple call to the local station should be all that is needed. If, on the other hand they are illegal or doing something illegal then ….

    She’s just helping get rid of them in her way.

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