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BUFFALO WOMAN ACCUSED OF IMPERSONATING FBI AGENT

A 19-year-old Buffalo woman has been charged with falsely claiming to be with the FBI while trying to pull over a motorist, police said Monday.

Lt. David Augustyniak said Officer James J. Conte had pulled over a vehicle in the 5700 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday when another car stopped on the median.

"FBI agent!" the woman shouted as she got out of her car, according to the police report. "I need to stop this car."

Asked for her FBI identification, the woman grabbed her chain necklace and replied, "It's here."

The woman told Conte of an elaborate marijuana scheme involving the 18-year-old Ransomville motorist who had just been pulled over for a routine vehicle check. The motorist said he had, indeed, been followed by the woman and didn't know why she was yelling out her window, "FBI agent! Stop!"

She then claimed to be a forensic analyst with FBI and demanded that Conte take action against the motorist and also give her his name and badge number.

When Augustyniak arrived and questioned the woman, she admitted having no affiliation with the FBI, according to the police report.

Nicole M. Folaron of Newfield Street was charged with criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor.

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