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Woman arrested after impersonating officer, falsely arresting man

6 years 11 months 4 days ago Wednesday, June 22 2016 Jun 22, 2016 June 22, 2016 12:12 PM June 22, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

LAKE CHARLES – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for impersonating a police officer and falsely arresting a man.

On June 21 around 3:30 a.m., deputies responded to a call at a local casino on Hwy 397 in Lake Charles in reference to a woman, later identified as 23-year-old Georgetta Augillard, handcuffing a man and saying she was a detective from a police department in Texas.

When deputies arrived, they saw a man handcuffed outside of the casino and while taking them off, they observed they were toy handcuffs.

The victim stated that he met Augillard in the casino and when he went outside to leave she called him over and told him that she was a cop and he was going to jail.

The victim then stated that Augillard then handcuffed him.

When deputies talked to Augillard, she stated that she worked for a law enforcement office in Baton Rouge. Deputies contacted that agency along with one in Houston, who stated that Augillard was not employed by them.

In addition, a witness inside the casino told deputies that while Augillard was inside the casino, she stated multiple times that she was a law enforcement officer. However, she was not able to provide legitimate proof that she was.

Augillard was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with false imprisonment and fraudulent portrayal of a law enforcement officer.

Her bond has been set at $15,000.

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