Tyler Police Arrest Woman for Impersonating an Officer
Officers have in custody a woman accused of pretending to be a Tyler Police officer on at least two different occasions.
Investigators have identified and arrested Jennifer Louise Cowser, 39 of Tyler for Impersonating a Public Servant. She is charged with two counts of impersonating a Public Servant – a 3rd degree felony.
Cowser is accused of stealing a man’s wallet at the D&N Grocery on W. Bow Street on Sunday, October 7, 2012. The suspect asked for 10 dollars and when she was told no she presented a badge and identified herself as a police officer. The suspect took the victim’s wallet out of his pants and then left in a small grey Nissan car.
On October 14th, Cowser is accused of impersonating a police officer at a car wash at 5030 Highway 31 West.
The victim stated that a white female approached him as he was parked near the car vacuums.
She presented a badge that led him to believe that she was a police officer. She informed him that she was going to search his car or he was going to be arrested. After searching his car, she stole a few unknown items from him. She then left in a dark colored compact vehicle.
Cowser is jailed on a $150,000 bond for each charge. Investigators will be securing additional charges against Cowser.