NY police recruit accused of cheating on physical exam

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- An out of shape police recruit is accused of paying a friend to help him pass the physical exam.

Justin Payne took a written exam to become an officer with the city of Buffalo earlier this year.

But police say Payne had another man take the physical test.

And that man accidentally wrote his own name on one of the forms.

Fingerprints taken at both the physical and written test locations confirmed the police department's suspicions.

Payne is now charged with criminal impersonation.