On March 3, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old, Clifford Martin Cook, II. Cook was booked into the Williamson County Jail and charged with theft against the elderly by deception, a third-degree felony. Cook will also be charged with Impersonating a Public Servant, a third-degree felony, that charge is still pending.
On March 2, Cook went to the home of an elderly couple in Weir, TX. Cook approached the victim’s home and knocked on the front door. The victims answered the door and noticed that Cook was displaying a badge around his neck and believed that he was with a law enforcement agency. Cook displayed a badge around his neck with intent to represent himself as a plainclothes Detective. Cook was then allowed entry into the residence by the victims who believed he was a law enforcement agent. Cook told the victims he was investigating a ring of counterfeit crimes in the area and that they were in possession of counterfeit monies. Once the victims provided the cash in question, Cook demanded the couple handover all the cash for evidence purposes and left the home with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect was identified after he dropped his identification at the victim’s home.
If you believe you have been a victim of this crime, please call 512-943-1311 or send an email to [email protected].
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that police impersonators are often looking for anyone who seems exposed or can easily be tricked. If you are ever in doubt, call 911.
No other comments will be made until this investigation is complete.