Police say North Charleston woman impersonated officer to get money
A 23-year-old North Charleston woman was arrested after police say she tried to get money from Hispanic residents at a motel by telling them she was a police officer.
Police say Alicia Lynn Drake, who has no fixed address, walked into a room at the Red Roof Inn on Northwoods Boulevard about 10:20 p.m. Sunday and told a Spanish-speaking man lying on the bed that she was a police officer and would have to search him. Drake patted the man and rifled through his wallet on a nearby table but didnít take anything, according to the incident report.
Others staying at the motel said Drake had been pulling the same stunt at the InTown Suites earlier in the day. They said she told a man in one of the rooms that she was a police officer and took $150 from him to pay for a ticket because he was an immigrant without identification, according to the incident report. Police confirmed the incident, the report said.
Drake was arrested and charged with strong-arm robbery and impersonating a police officer. She is being held at the Charleston County jail.