Woman impersonating Niagara police officer to collect prescription drugs


Published December 22, 2022 at 9:31 pm

An unidentified woman is wanted after appearing at homes in Niagara Region and posing as a police officer to collect prescription drugs.

The woman first appeared on December 18, knocking on the door of a home in the Heritage Village Vineland a retirement community in Lincoln on Victoria Ave.

The woman, who remains unidentified, arrived around 8 p.m. that evening. She identified herself as a Niagara Regional Police officer. She was wearing a shirt and jacket emblazoned with the word “police” but provided no badge or identification.

She claimed she was going door-to-door on behalf of a drug enforcement project to collect unwanted and unneeded prescription drugs. The woman said she was going to take the drugs to a pharmacy for disposal.

The resident of the home did not hand over any medication and the woman left in a black Ford SUV, also emblazoned with a large “police” decal in reflective tape.

Real Niagara police officers describe the woman as white and about 40 years old. She stood about 5-foot-8 and weighs around 160 pounds with a medium build. She has short blonde hair.

Anyone with information about the woman’s identity or the incident can call police at 905-688-4111,#3, ext.1025400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.



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