Wading River volunteer firefighter indicted for impersonating a police officer

The Suffolk DA says Mary Ortega, 46, allegedly responded to shifts and a fire call wearing an NYPD uniform.

News 12 Staff

Jan 26, 2023, 10:20 AM

Updated 451 days ago

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A volunteer firefighter from Wading River has been indicted for pretending to be a police officer.
The Suffolk DA says Mary Ortega, 46, for allegedly responded to shifts and a fire call wearing an NYPD uniform and also admitted to buying a forged NYPD ID card and shield.
Ortega faces multiple charges including criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Ortega is due back in court March 9.   



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