A South Elgin man is facing a felony charge for allegedly falsely identifying himself as a firefighter during a traffic stop in Sugar Grove.
The Kane County State's Attorney's Office has filed a felony False Impersonation of a Firefighter charge against 45 year-old Guy Landmeir of S. Conway Ct. in S. Elgin.
Kane County prosecutors allege in charging documents that on Monday, Landmeier falsely represented himself to be a firefighter of the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District.
According to Sugar Grove police, at about 8:15 a.m., police stopped Landmeier at Route 56 and Hankes Road for an alleged traffic violation.
When questioned by police, Landmeier allegedly identified himself as a firefighter and displayed a badge of the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District.
When contacted by police, officials at the fire district said Landmeier last worked for the district in 2009 and should not be in possession of the badge.
Landmeier was released from custody on a notice to appear and during his court appearance he was ordered to surrender all badges and other items that identify him as a firefighter.
If convicted of the charge, Landmeier faces a sentence of probation or between one and three years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
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