Vincent Richardson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

‘Kid Cop’ Sentenced To Prison For Again Impersonating Officer

Vincent Richardson pleaded guilty Thursday to false impersonation of a peace officer and Judge Lauren Gottainer Edidin sentenced him to 18 months in prison and issued a $454 fine.


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Sheriff: Woman’s Claim She Was Raped By Cop Impersonator Is A Hoax

A 33-year-old woman had told police she was pulled over by a fake cop Tuesday evening on a roadside in unincorporated Plano and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.


Lee Swan

Man Charged With Impersonating Alderman In Scheme To Raise Money

A West Garfield Park neighborhood man apparently believed he looked enough like an alderman – or that enough people had no clue what the alderman in question looked like – to go around impersonating the city lawmaker.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012


Man Pretends To Be Deaf To Evade Arrest, Fails

A wanted man allegedly pretended to be deaf and mute when police caught him, but officers didn’t buy it.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2011

Tahir Malik

Skokie Man Indicted For Impersonating Lawyer

A man who allegedly impersonated a lawyer to get money from criminal suspects in more than 60 cases in Cook County has been indicted on three felony counts.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

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Police Nab An Alleged Phony Cop

A phony cop is in jail after reportedly trying to bluff his way past a real one.