The FBI and the NYPD on Wednesday were asking for help from the public in finding a Brooklyn man who allegedly posed as police officer while committing several robberies.
Police say they’re looking for other possible victims after a high-level sex offender flashing a phony police badge assaulted and raped a woman in Brooklyn.
Jason Forgetta allegedly impersonated a police officer before raping and robbing a 26-year-old woman in Sunset Park on Wednesday.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski pleaded guilty Thursday in Mamaroneck Village Court to second-degree harassment. He will get no jail time or probation if he stays out of trouble for a year.
In each incident, police said Steven Torres, 21, claimed to be an officer requesting backup for a shooting, an accident and a house fire.
According to police, Brian Harrington told the clerks at Rafael’s in Hewlett and Gulgattie Jewelry at the Tri Count Flea Market in Levittown that he was a police officer who lost his debit card, so the clerks let him write out checks totaling more than $5,200.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski was accused last month of flashing a fake badge at a fellow motorist in Mamaroneck. On Wednesday, police in White Plains accused him of doing the same thing there in May.
Raymond Roth, 48, was arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead. He is being held without bail and is due back in court on April 24.
According to authorities, the suspect knocked on the door of 2441 Crotona Avenue in the Bronx on Oct. 30. Once he was let inside, police said he displayed a police shield and a gun and demanded money.
The NYPD is looking for a man accused of grand larceny and police impersonation, which occurred on February 18 on Clafin Avenue in the Bronx.