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Valdosta man caught impersonating police detective

October 11, 2007

Valdosta - A Valdosta man is charged with posing as a police officer. Twenty-four-year-old Michael Sanford is charged with forgery and impersonating a police officer.

Police arrested Sanford Wednesday after finding documents stating he was a bounty hunter. The State of Georgia says you must be 25-years-old to be one.

The impersonating a police officer charge stems from an arrest September 28th. They say Sanford was caught telling people he was a detective at the police department.

They do not believe this is the first time he's identified himself as a bounty hunter or police officer. 

"We are asking that if anybody has been stopped by this individual operating a black Ford Taurus or been stopped by anyone who they are not sure is a police officer. Please give us a call," says Commander Brian Childress with the Valdosta Police.

The Valdosta Police Crime Tip line is 229-293-3145.

Sanford is still in custody in the Lowndes County Jail.

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