Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Brett Sutcliffe may think twice before messing with older women next time - after he was found guilty yesterday of posing as a federal agent. Sutcliffe is a private investigator specialising in uncovering unfaithful partners - and was presumably on the job when he parked in a disabled spot in North Bondi last year. When asked to move by resident Pauline English (aged 77 according to The Daily Telegraph report)) he refused - first saying that he was waiting for his grandmother, and then that he was an investigator. Days later Mrs English received a letter with the Australian Federal Police logo and signed by Risk Officer 34324421234 warning that she had "wrongly interfered" with an investigation. And that could have been the end of it except that Mr Sutcliffe appeared on a current affairs program about six weeks later and was recognised by Mrs English - who reported the "öfficer". Sutcliffe will be sentenced in August for impersonating a Commonwealth officer and using the postal service to menace, harass or offend. The report did not say what motivated Sutcliffe to send the letter.
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