Private Detective: Richmond Man Pretends To Be An Officer in Order to Shoplift

Police in Stanford finally caught up with a Richmond man who was believed to be dressing up like a police officer and walking out of the store with thousands of dollars in merchandise.

It was at the Stanford Walmart where police finally caught 36-year-old Travis Hacker.

It all started about two weeks ago when a loss prevention officer at Walmart, who also happens to be a Deputy Sheriff, approached Hacker and asked who he worked for. Hacker, identified himself as “drug task force.”

Police say Hacker would typically walk into a store in a dress shirt and tie wearing a badge while carrying a gun and handcuffs.

On multiple occasions, they say he would take a television set and walk out of the garden center. He even offered to show a receipt when stopped.

“Confidence doesn’t describe how he looked. He was a cool customer seemed very sure of himself. Very sure of what he was doing and who he represented,” Detective Tim Morris of Stanford Police told LEX 18.

Hacker is currently only facing charges at the Stanford Walmart, but police say he’s got more charges coming from other stores.

Travis Hacker

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