A complaint over some allegedly missing money led to the conviction of a Maryland man on charges of impersonating a state trooper.
Back on February 13, police received a call from a Giant Food Store in Frederick reporting a man who had become disorderly. The man, identified as Cristian Kamal Eustace of Frederick, was wearing a tan and green uniform with Lieutenant bars on the collar, similar to that of a Maryland state trooper.
Eustace told police that he had misplaced $250 while throwing out an envelope. After an initial search turned up empty, he had called the store's manager and demanded to look at the video surveillance system. When Eustace was initially rebuffed, he claimed to be a Lieutenant with the State Police.
On Thursday, Eustace, at the time an employee of 4GS Solutions Security, was found guilty on one charge of impersonating a police officer. Sentencing is scheduled for July 17.