MOUNT PLEASANT (KDKA) — A former police officer is facing charges after allegedly using his old service uniform to impersonate a cop.
Mark Fisher, 31, of Irwin allegedly called a doctor in Mount Pleasant and asked to meet with him after hours in regard to an investigation he claimed to be working on for the Turtle Creek Police Department.
Fisher previously worked as a part-time officer in Turtle Creek, Swissvale and East McKeesport and was currently working as a constable.
Fisher was wearing a Turtle Creek police uniform and also had a gun on his waist when he met Dr. Emilio Navarro outside of his office back on Jan. 11.
Navarro gave three blank signed prescription slips, which he believed were to be used in an investigation. Fisher was supposed to bring the slips back to Navarro and when he didn’t Navarro called police.
The defendant had Navarro sign a forged Turtle Creek Police Department Waiver of Rights form that included a forged signature from the Attorney General’s Office.
In addition, the defendant did not have a license to carry a concealed weapon.
Fisher was arraigned Wednesday and placed in the Westmoreland County Jail on $25,000 bond.
It’s not clear what Fisher had planned to do with the blank prescriptions or what ultimately happened to them.
Police are now investigating whether Fisher may also have targeted other doctors across the area.