Man accused of impersonating immigration officer has done it before, court docs allege

A Philadelphia guy billed with preying on immigrants by pretending to be a federal officer has a record of having people’s cash through impersonation ripoffs, courtroom papers allege.

Hamilton police a short while ago billed Leroy Quammie, 52, with two sets of expenses of unauthorized observe of immigration law and theft for alleged interactions with inhabitants in January. He’s also accused of assaulting just one of the victims.

Quammie, applying the solo name “Dill,” was symbolizing himself as a federal immigration officer and featuring to assist expedite their citizenship matters for dollars, Hamilton law enforcement mentioned in a assertion.

The incidents allegedly occurred in January and Hamilton law enforcement billed him very last month. Quammie surrendered to Hamilton police on Monday. He was freed from custody on his have recognizance Tuesday afternoon, Mercer County jail data clearly show.

Hamilton police did not elaborate on the alleged cons, and did not immediately return a phone message searching for remark.

In the criminal problems a Hamilton detective filed in courtroom, Quammie is described as telling folks he labored as an immigration officer at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York Metropolis.

Just one victim was a gentleman who Quammie tried using to extort $1,200 for aid with his immigration standing, officials allege. The income was not paid, and the two fought. Quammie is accused of punching the guy in the confront and closing his hand in a car doorway, a detective wrote in the complaints.

The other alleged sufferer was a female who law enforcement say compensated Quammie $2,000 for immigration assistance that included offering a environmentally friendly card, the issues say. Quammie hardly ever served the woman.

Throughout their investigation, Hamilton law enforcement located Quammie had prior convictions from Brooklyn, New York for scams that matched how he was functioning in Hamilton, police reported in the issues.

An April 2018 press statement from the Brooklyn District’s Attorney’s Business office describes Quammie, then living in Flatbush, Brooklyn, with focusing on two women of all ages, who paid out him a total of $7,000, for immigration assistance or support obtaining a inexperienced card or performing papers.

Quammie said he was an agent with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Solutions (USCIS), but Brooklyn investigators say he was in no way a USCIS worker, never submitted paperwork with the company on behalf of the gals and saved the income, the Brooklyn DA explained in the statement. He was charged with plan to defraud and grand larceny and arrested in Philadelphia and extradited to New York.

Makes an attempt to locate a attorney for Quammie were being unsuccessful.

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