Man accused of impersonating a deputy identified as Okmulgee Co. reserve deputy

Posted at 2:43 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 06:49:44-04

TULSA – The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office have identified a man thought to be impersonating a Tulsa County deputy as an Okmulgee County reserve deputy. 

The reserve deputy allegedly identified himself to a woman at the QuikTrip located at 11th and Garnett that he was a Tulsa Co. deputy. TCSO says the incident reportedly happened around 10 a.m. Thursday. 

They went on to say that he accused the victim of a minor offense, flashed a badge and demanded her driver’s license.

The woman told TCSO that the man  then made a call on his cellphone and pretended to talk with dispatch. After the call, he told the woman he was “letting her off with a warning.”

After the suspect left, the victim called TCSO to verify that he worked in the department. When TCSO discovered that the suspect was not a Tulsa County deputy, surveillance footage was pulled to find clues about the man's appearance.

TCSO says they were later contacted by Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office officials after someone saw his photo on the news.