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Crime & Courts

South Elgin man charged with impersonating a firefighter

A South Elgin man is facing charges for pretending to be a firefighter.

Guy M. Landmeier, 45, is charged with falsely impersonated a firefighter, a Class 4 felony.

According to a press release from the Kane County State's Attorney, Kane County prosecutors allege that on July 8 Landmeier falsely represented himself to be a firefighter of the Rutland-Dundee Fire Protection District.

According to Sugar Grove police, officers stopped Landmeier at Route 56 and Hankes Road in Sugar Grove at 8:15 a.m. July 8 for an alleged traffic violation.

When questioned by police, Landmeier allegedly identified himself as a firefighter and displayed a badge of the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District. When contacted by police, officials at the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District said Landmeier last worked for the district in 2009 and should not be in possession of the badge.

According to the news release, Kane County Associate Judge Keith Johnson released Landmeier from custody on his promise to appear in court and ordered Landmeier to surrender all badges and other items that identify him as a firefighter.

Judge Johnson set Landmeier’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. Aug. 8. If convicted, Landmeier faces a sentence of probation or between 1 and 3 years in jail.

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