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Suspect caught in Decatur police impersonation scheme

Amil Williams (Source: Decatur Police Department) Amil Williams (Source: Decatur Police Department)
DECATUR, AL (WAFF) -

Decatur police have arrested one of the suspects wanted in an officer impersonation scam.

Police say two men stole money from an 83-year-old woman on Sandlin Road on March 21. Police say the suspects identified themselves as police officers, showed badges, then threatened her with a fake warrant to extort a large amount of cash from her.

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Police verified that the men were not officers and the warrant was counterfeit.

Detectives quickly identified one of the suspects as 33-year-old Amil Mustafa Williams. A public alert went out to help find him.

Williams was arrested on Wednesday. He is charged with impersonating a peace officer, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and first-degree extortion.

He was booked into the Morgan County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Police are still looking for the other suspect.

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