A Doraville woman accused of falsely claiming she was a police officer to avoid paying for services at several Gwinnett County businesses was denied bond Thursday, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Evelin Vasquez, 26, allegedly racked up a $750 bill at a Norcross salon last month before telling the stylist she was an officer and that she would return later to pay.
In court Thursday, a Gwinnett police officer testified that Vasquez got hair extensions, makeup and her eyebrows done before leaving the shop without paying.
She was arrested after the salon manager called police and provided an address to Vasquez’s apartment, Channel 2 reported.
When police arrived to question her, the woman allegedly had a pair of handcuffs on her hip.
“When she did notice me she panicked, took the handcuffs from her waistband and threw them inside the apartment,” Officer J.J. Rosa said in court.
A taxi driver told the news station last week that the woman slipped out of a $95 fare by telling the driver her husband was the Gwinnett police chief as she stepped out of the car and walked away. And a jewelry saleswoman accused Vasquez of taking a $350 ring without paying, saying she identified herself as a detective and that she wanted to show the piece to her husband before purchasing it.
Vasquez, who is listed as a citizen of Nicaragua, has been in the Gwinnett jail since late February on charges of impersonating an officer and theft of services, records show.
Channel 2 reported the woman was denied bond because a hold was placed on her by immigration officials.
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