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Former Wading River volunteer firefighter pleads guilty to impersonating NYPD officer

Mary Ortega was accused of responding to shifts and a fire call while wearing an NYPD uniform.

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2023, 9:28 PM

Updated 328 days ago

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A former volunteer firefighter from Wading River has pleaded guilty to impersonating an NYPD officer.
Mary Ortega was accused of responding to shifts and a fire call while wearing an NYPD uniform. She also admitted to buying and using a forged NYPD ID card and shield.
The 46-year-old was suspended by the Wading River Fire Department last year.
Ortega was sentenced to three years' probation.


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