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Man Wanted in Ohio for Impersonating Cop is Busted in Kenton County

A man wanted for impersonating a police officer in Ohio was arrested in Northern Kentucky.

Jason Harrold, 34, was taken into custody by the Kenton County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon. He appeared in court Tuesday morning as a fugitive from another state being held on $25,000 bond.

Harrold allegedly impersonated a police officer at a Ramada Inn in Harrison Township, Ohio for the purpose of stealing wallets, primarily from other criminals, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, WHIO reported.

WDTN reported that Harrold was tracked to a hotel near Covington but specifics were not immediately available.

Harrold once worked at the Ramada Inn where the alleged thefts took place and he is charged with impersonating a police officer and aggravated burglary in Montgomery County, according to WKEF.

According to investigators, Harrold would arrange for a drug deal and would then pretend to be a detective, forcing individuals to hand over their wallets. He would then take cash, credit cards, and valuables, WRGT reported.

Harrold awaits extradition back to the Dayton, Ohio area.

-Staff report

Photo: Jason Harrold via Kenton County Detention Center