Fake Badges Seized

by TChris

If an agent of the FBI or DEA wants to question you -- or worse, to enter your home without a warrant -- do two things. First, just say no. Second, call the agent's boss to make sure the agent is who he claims to be.

Why is the second piece of advice important?

Federal agents arrested a man on Monday, charging him with possessing and selling more than 1,300 counterfeit badges representing 35 law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency said.

The phony badges mimic real badges from agencies such as the FBI, U.S. Marshals, Customs, Drug Enforcement Agency, Treasury and New York Police Department, Ficke said. Some even had a signature from the company that makes the real badges.

Agents also confiscated NYPD uniforms and firearms.

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    Re: Fake Badges Seized (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:58:58 PM EST
    I, for one, will never pull over for an unmarked car again. I'll put the hazards on and drive to the nearest police station. You just never know. As for a home search they ain't coming in without a warrant, period.

    Re: Fake Badges Seized (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:58:58 PM EST
    Careful KDOG. Refuse to pull over for an umarked, and you might find yourself on the receiving end of say...120 rounds?

    Re: Fake Badges Seized (none / 0) (#3)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:58:59 PM EST
    Sad but true Adept.