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Fake police officers con tourists in Copenhagen

Two men have been arrested in Copenhagen after posing as plain-clothes police officers and conning tourists out of money.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen.
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. Image by Peter Collins / CC BY-SA 2.0

The pair, who were using fake police ID, would demand that their victims pay on-the-spot fines for ‘breaking the law’. Copenhagen police have confirmed that the men, aged 36 and 52, were apprehended outside the city’s famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park, and have been charged with fraud and impersonating a public official. If found guilty, they face up to 18 months in prison. Read more: thelocal.dk