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Man allegedly posing as cop attempts to extort motorist

Published:Thursday | September 18, 2014 | 9:45 AM

Investigators attached to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption (MOCA) Agency are in the coming days expected to charge a man who was allegedly found to be impersonating a policeman.

MOCA says the 56-year-old man is also facing a charge of extortion.

MOCA says the man was held in a sting operation on Tuesday in the New Haven area of Kingston by a team from the agency with assistance from the Duhaney Park Police.

It is reported that last Friday a motorist was travelling along Washington Boulevard in Kingston when he was allegedly stopped by a man who identified himself as a policeman.

The accused man reportedly informed the motorist that he had committed several breaches of the Road Traffic Act.

The man then reportedly solicited $20,000 from the motorist as a bribe.

Arrangements were reportedly made by the men for the money to be paid over in Spanish Town, St Catherine later that afternoon.

MOCA was contacted and a sting operation was carried out.

However, the accused sped away as the team tried to make an arrest.

Further investigation led to the arrest of the accused on Tuesday morning in a predawn operation.

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