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Man sentenced for impersonating police officer

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HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -

A man was sentenced for impersonating a police officer in court on Monday.

Teon Arrington, 23, was sentenced to 1.5 years behind bars, after pleading guilty to five counts of impersonating a peace officer, one count of theft and five charges of telecommunications harassment.  

He contacted nine people by phone on Feb. 8, claiming to be a Cincinnati Police officer with the homicide unit, according to court documents.

Police affidavits state he told the victims he needed to speak with them about a homicide, and gave them instructions to meet him at a specific location. He did not show up.

Arrington was also arrested back in 2013 after police said he called 911 several times to report false incidents and on one occasion, claimed to be an off-duty officer involved in a shooting. He was placed on probation in that case, which ended in June 2014.

He was also convicted of similar crimes in 2011 and 2012, according to court records.

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