West Bloomfield police have arrested a 48-year-old Detroit resident for allegedly carrying around a fake law enforcement officer ID and badge.
Officers were called to a reported domestic dispute at a residence on Winchester in the early morning hours of Friday, April 6. When they arrived, they interviewed the man in question and, when asked for his ID, he reportedly presented his wallet which included a badge and an ID identifying him as a Michigan Court of Appeals enforcement officer.
But, one of the officers on the scene previously had contact with the man and remembered his ID. The officer did some checking and determined the reported Court of Appeals enforcement officer ID was probably forged. Based on the prior knowledge and after making phone calls, it was determined that it was a false ID and badge and the man was arrested for illegally possessing/displaying a law enforcement badge and ID.
The man was arraigned and his bond was set at $25,000 cash surety.
His next court date is scheduled for Monday, April 23.