www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

State's unemployment rate sticks at 4.9 percent -4/17/2014, 4:39 PM

Couple likes 'doing our own thing' as Icon owners -4/17/2014, 4:39 PM

Airport authority may reduce mill levy -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Dole reflects on politics today ahead of Kansas tour -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

City staff continues to explore role of aquifer project -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

Environmental studies major to be offered at Kansas Wesleyan -4/17/2014, 3:36 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Man allegedly impersonating officer hits Colorado

Published on -3/15/2013, 9:30 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a man suspected of impersonating a sheriff's deputy while writing bad checks across Kansas has tried the ruse in Colorado.

Investigators say 45-year-old Robert Helms of Pittsburg was spotted Wednesday at a grocery store in Walsh, Colo., about 18 miles from the Kansas border. He reportedly flashed a fake badge and credentials claiming to be a sheriff's deputy from Adams County, Kan. There is no Adams County in Kansas.

The KBI says Helms has written bad checks at convenience stores and other businesses across Kansas, usually in smaller towns. The KBI said in February that Helms had pulled the scam in 24 cities.

He is a white man, 5-feet-7, weighing 190 pounds, with blue eyes and short gray hair. He sometimes wears round glasses.

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News