Pseudo-police officer fined a man in Debrecen for irregular mask wearing


The report was received by the police on 18 January 2022 at around 12 noon, saying that the seller of one of the tobacco shops in Debrecen had allegedly been fined by a sham police officer. A local resident came into the sight of the patrols. The 51-year-old man was taken to the police station on January 26, 2022, where he was held accountable for what happened in the tobacco shop.

According to the investigation, the stolen police officer went into the store, showed the young salesman his ID for a moment, and then informed him that he would be fined for irregular mask-wearing. He outlined the options, and the seller opted for a HUF 5,000 on-site fine. The suspect tried to confirm his authenticity with a phone call, so he pretended to consult with a colleague about the violation. The employee then handed him the money.

The police ID card, as well as the excellent acting performance, proved to be little, and the victim called the 112 emergency number after a short hesitation.

At the interrogation of the male suspect, he made a detailed confession to the investigators, who were subsequently detained in criminal custody, and made a motion to arrest him, which was ordered by the Debrecen District Court on January 27, 2022. During a search at his home, three fake police IDs were found and seized.

The Criminal Department of the Debrecen Police Headquarters has launched an investigation against him on the basis of a well-founded suspicion of extortion, and the realization of other crimes will also form part of the investigation.

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