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Woman Sought For Impersonating Sheriff's Office Deputy

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Mugshot: Christine Parker DeYoung Mugshot: Christine Parker DeYoung
SPARTANBURG, S.C - A woman from Greer is being sought after she impersonated a law enforcement officer in Spartanburg County, a spokesman for the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said. 

Christine Parker DeYoung, 48, has been charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.

According to an incident report obtained from the sheriff's office, DeYoung went to a home on Waterwheel Street in Greer on May 6 and told the resident that she was working undercover for the sheriff's office and was checking to see if there were drugs in the home. The report states that the homeowner did not think anything about it and let DeYoung in his home. While in the home, DeYoung asked the homeowner if he had any prescription drugs in the home and he replied, "No." 

The report states that DeYoung then asked the man if he knew of anyone else in the neighborhood who had any prescription drugs in their homes and the man told her that one of his neighbor's was in-and-out of the  hospital and may have some. DeYoung then left the home and went to the neighbor's house and said she was working for the sheriff's office and asked if she could examine the neighbor's prescription drugs.

Neighbor Rhoda Rainey recognized DeYoung's photo when we showed it to her Saturday. She said she directed the woman to her older Aunt who takes medication and often has visitors from her insurance company, doctors or officials to help her family with Medicaid. 

She said she remembered media coverage of a woman who had her medications stolen from her home by an impersonator and Rainey decided to call law enforcement. 

The woman stated that she let DeYoung in and watched her the entire time as she examined the medications. The report states that DeYoung told the woman that she would bring a sign out for her to put in her residence that says, "No narcotics in this house." DeYoung then left the home and told the woman that she was going to the Victor Mill neighborhood. 

Lieutenant Kevin Bobo of the sheriff's office stated that Greer Police notified the sheriff's office on Friday of a similar incident in their jurisdiction last year and provided them with a copy of the case file. Sheriff's Office investigators showed the victims a photo of the suspect and they managed to positively identify DeYoung as the suspicious person who entered their homes. 

According to Bobo, there may be other similar incidents involving DeYoung that may not have been reported to law enforcement agencies. Any person who has experienced a similar incident is asked to contact their local law enforcement agency to file a report. 


   
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