Police arrested a Fairbanks man Monday for allegedly posing as a police officer while attempting to extort money from women working in the commercial sex industry.
Jase O. Connors, 26, was arrested following an investigation into threatening he emails he sent the women, according to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.
“At one point, the individual relayed a message to one of his victim(s) that made it look like he was going to use his position as a police officer to further his intent to extort the victim,” the dispatch says.
Investigators verified Connors was not a certified police officer affiliated with any police authority. He was taken to the Fairbanks Correctional Center and charged with impersonating a public servant and attempted extortion.
Earlier this month, troopers arrested a different man for police impersonation. Jake Taylor Crain, 18, was arrested for using police-style flashing lights to try to pull over drivers in the Fairbanks area.