TORONTO — A man was duped into paying a “speeding fine” in a shakedown by a woman passing herself off as a cop in Oakville, Ont.

The 59-year-old victim was tricked into believing the woman, wearing street clothes, was a cop because of her forceful demeanour and the type of questions she was asking, police say.

Real cops have badges and must show them when asked, Halton police said.

The victim was driving to work around 3 a.m. Sunday when a car driven by a man with a female passenger pulled up beside him.

The woman rolled the passenger window down and yelled at the victim while ordering him to pull over for speeding, police said. The man pulled over and was approached by the woman who demanded to see his identification.

The victim asked to see her ID, but was told it wasn’t required.

She demanded the man pay a speeding fine on the spot and the victim drove her to an ATM machine where he paid her an undisclosed amount.

A surveillance camera captured the bogus cop.

The suspect vehicle is described as a grey GM auto and the phony cop is described as white, 5-foot-4, with blond hair and in her 40s. She wore a beige baseball cap and a dark brown leather jacket.

Her driver is described as a white male, 6-foot-tall, about 50, with a medium build and grey hair. Police said he has a tattoo on his right arm or hand.

(news source http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2010/09/15/15357571.html)

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