STOCKTON (CBS13) – A Stockton man has been arrested for posing as a San Joaquin County sheriff’s deputy.
The sheriff’s department was contacted Thursday by a man who says Vieng Say Keosavang claimed he was a correctional officer with the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department and could get the man a job in booking.
The man told deputies in order to get the job, he had to give Keosavang $75, a DMV printout and an identification card put in an envelope, to be picked up at a later time. He told deputies that at the time, Keosavang was dressed in a black uniform with a department patch, a nametag and a black duty belt.
When Keosavang was asked by the man to show his law enforcement identification, Keosavang replied he didn’t have any, authorities say.
With the informant’s help, deputies set up a meeting with Keosavang on Friday in the 7900 block of West Lane and arrested Keosavang when he arrived.
Deputies went to Keosavang’s home and say they found the counterfeit items the described by the informant, including a Stockton Police Department ball cap and a Department of Corrections ball cap.
Investigators say Keosavang has never been employed by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department. He was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on charges of impersonating an officer and petty theft.