A Georgia woman was apprehended on Thursday for allegedly impersonating a Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) official.
The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Tiajuana Jones, was taken into custody after officers responded to a complaint lodged against her for falsely claiming to be a GBI agent.
Ms. Jones, a resident of Atlanta, is facing charges of criminal impersonation and false representation of a government official.
In a statement released by the GBI, it was revealed that the accused had obtained a GBI badge and uniform and had been using them to gain access to places and privileges which she would not have been authorized to access otherwise.
The GBI also revealed that Ms. Jones had been using the badge to intimidate and harass individuals, as well as to gain access to restricted areas.
The GBI further added that they had received multiple reports of Jones’s activities, and had launched an investigation in order to verify the allegations against her.
After a thorough investigation, it was confirmed that Ms. Jones had indeed been impersonating a GBI agent, and she was subsequently arrested.
Ms. Jones is currently being held in a local jail, and is due to appear in court soon. If found guilty, she could face a prison sentence of up to 10 years.
The GBI has urged members of the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or impersonation attempts to the relevant authorities.
On Thursday, 38-year-old Tiajuana Jones of Atlanta was arrested for criminal impersonation and false representation of a government official after a complaint was filed against her for purporting to be a member of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
The GBI released a statement outlining that Jones had allegedly obtained a GBI badge and uniform to gain access to areas and privileges that she would not have otherwise been able to access. Furthermore, it was found that Jones had used the badge to intimidate and harass individuals, as well as to gain entrance to restricted areas.
The agency reported that they had received multiple reports of the suspect’s activities and launched an investigation to verify the allegations. Upon completion of the investigation, it was confirmed that Jones was indeed impersonating a GBI agent, resulting in her detainment.
Currently, Jones is being held in a local jail in anticipation of her court appearance, where she could face up to 10 years in prison if found guilty. The GBI has advised the public to remain watchful and to report any potential impersonation attempts to the relevant authorities.