Alleged fake cop has criminal past

August 5, 2009 12:25:20 PM PDT
A man who remains at large for imperstonating a police officer has a criminal past, Action News has learned.Cherry Hill police say Mark Picozzi was arrested for rape and other offenses nearly 20 years ago. After his arrest he was sentenced to prison and recently got out.

Since then, he was arrested for impersonating a police officer in Cherry Hill, along with two counts of criminal sexual conduct and two counts of criminal restraint. He posted bail, police say, and fled to Egg Harbor Township.

There, police say Picozzi again posed as a police officer and his name and picture were released to the media this week.

Picozzi is accused of telling his victims he has search teams waiting to comb through their home.

During the bogus investigation he allegedly steals money and identification from his female victims.

So far, there have been no reports of sexual assaults in Egg Harbor Township.

Anyone having any information regarding the whereabouts of Mark Picozzi should contact the Egg Harbor Township Police Department, Detective Division at (609) 926-4129 or (609) 926-2641.