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Cheektowaga man impersonating cop gets 60-day jail sentence

A Cheektowaga man was sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to a charge of criminal impersonation.

Steven Adamski Jr., 32, of Monfort Drive was arrested by Cheektowaga Police last July after he was caught pretending to be a police officer and stopping young women driving their cars in the town’s Cedargrove area.

Police said Adamski would ask to see the driver’s license of the women and then gather personal information from the documents. Adamski was charged with four counts of criminal impersonation and an additional four counts of unlawful imprisonment.

Over the recommendation of the Erie County Probation Department, Cheektowaga Town Judge Paul Piotrowski rejected a probationary sentence for Adamski and imposed 60 days of incarceration. Judge Piotrowski said he considered the violation of trust and the seriousness of the crime when imposing the jail sentence.