Suspect allegedly posed as a cop to buy a car
A suspect is behind bars, accused of posing as a police officer to buy a car.
According to police, 38-year-old Victor Vargas wore a Laredo Police Department T-shirt and used a security badge when trying to conduct business at a local used-car dealership.
He allegedly used a forged pay stub, claiming he was employed by the city as a police officer.
When the finance company called the police department to verify employment, it was revealed that there was no Victor Vargas employed, prompting an investigation.
Vargas was arrested and is charged with posing as a police officer, forgery and making false statements to obtain property or credit.