July 22, 2014 8:25 am

Man charged with posing as Saskatchewan RCMP officer

Tips from public lead Mounties to man suspected of posing as a Saskatchewan RCMP officer.

File / Global News

YORKTON, Sask. – A 39-year-old man from Calder, Sask., has been charged with posing as an RCMP officer and pulling a car over near the Manitoba boundary on the weekend.

Cpl. Tim Schwartz with the Yorkton RCMP says the man’s name will be released when he makes his next court appearance on Aug. 12.

Schwartz says a number of tips from the public led to the arrest.

In one case, a caller said a man was trying to pull over a car near Wroxton, Sask., by waving his arm out of his car’s window and flashing his headlights.

Schwartz says even undercover officers need to produce an RCMP identification badge when identifying themselves to members of the public.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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