South Carolina Man Charged With Pretending To Be A Law Enforcement Officer, Coercing Victim Into Giving Him Money

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Apr. 17 2023, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

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A South Carolina man has been arrested after he allegedly impersonated a police officer and demanded the victim give him cash, according to authorities.

On April 4, an investigation was launched after officials received a report that Jerry Jacob Nabors, 44, approached the victim in a mobile home park in Greenville and claimed to be a police officer, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office announced.

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Officials said Nabors was wearing plain clothes and a “badge” around his neck when he allegedly asked the victim to see their license.

The victim reportedly told Nabors he didn’t have a license and then Nabors allegedly “threatened to take him to jail unless he paid him cash,” authorities said.

Officers said Nabors then “coerced” the victim to drive with him to the bank, where the victim was “forced to withdraw money.”

Nabors allegedly approached several other individuals “under similar circumstances” and even wore a uniform in the days leading up to the incident. However, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said they haven’t received any other reports.

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Nabors was arrested and charged with kidnapping, strong-armed robbery and impersonating a police officer, officials said.

He was booked into the Greenville County Detention Center on $30,000 bond and remains there on an unrelated hold from Spartanburg County, according to authorities.


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