(Ronkonkoma, NY)- An off-duty New York State Corrections officer has been arrested on charges including Criminal Impersonation, Grand Larceny, Unlawful Imprisonment and more after police say he pretended to be a cop and stopped female motorists on more than one occasion.
The first known incident took place on the Long Island Expressway Service Road in Ronkonkoma around 3am on January 22, 2022. Officials say a man, acting as a police officer operating a small dark colored vehicle with a flashing light initiated a traffic stop, then took the female drivers cell phone, took her phone number and then returned the cell phone to the woman. A short while later, police say the man then contacted the victim asking her to send him, nude photographs of herself.
A second similar incident was reported by different woman on Shenandoah Blvd in Nesconset on January 23, 2022 at approximately 11:35pm.
Following an investigation police arrested David Oliveri, 37, of Coram. At the time of his arrest Oliveri, was driving a gray 2007 Toyota Prius with a dashboard mounted flashing light- which is believed to be the vehicle he used during the alleged incidents. Olivari, was charged with Criminal Impersonation 1st Degree, Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree, two counts of Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree, and Unauthorized Use of a Computer.
Police are asking anyone who thinks they may have been a victim to call Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.