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Fake police officer gets real jail time in Erie County

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Posted at 4:15 PM, May 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-09 16:32:08-04

The Cheektowaga man who admits to impersonating a police officer is now heading to jail.

27-year-old Corey Shepard was sentenced to six months in jail and 5 years probation on Tuesday. Shepard must also perform 200 hours of community service.

Last October, Shepard called 911 to report an erratic driver, claiming to be an off-duty police officer saying he was on his way home from work in Buffalo.

After becoming suspicious, Cheektowaga Police searched his home where they found police uniforms, a bullet proof vest, fake police id's, a parking ticket book from the Buffalo Police Department along with other police related items.

Shepard pleaded guilty to the charges last January.