Police Impersonator and Con Artist Arrested and Charged

July 3, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested and believed to be involved in at least five incidents of fraud targeting Hispanic victims in the city limits.

The suspect, Alberto Limon (H/m, DOB: 5/16/66), has been charged with two counts of impersonating a police officer and felony theft in the 182nd State District Court.

The suspect was arrested when a tip led officers to him on an unrelated false identification case. He is believed responsible for the following incidents:

Theft (swindle) at 1302 Fannin on April 3, 2007.
Theft (swindle) at 400 San Jacinto on April 7, 2007.
Impersonating a Public Servant at 1400 Lubbock on May 2, 2007.
Theft (swindle) at 49 San Jacinto on May 7, 2007.
Theft (swindle) at 49 San Jacinto on May 22, 2007.

In at least three of the incidents, Limon offered to help the victims post bond for relatives, but after taking each victim’s money, he disappeared without posting the bond. In other cases, he took the victims’ money after claiming he could get them cheaper bus tickets or could help them take care of traffic tickets. In all of the cases, the suspect targeted Hispanic victims who did not speak English well, if at all. He made his victims feel at ease and after gaining their trusts he would take their identifications and money. Several victims positively identified the suspect following his arrest.

JGA/JFC 7-3-07
Inc #63861307

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