• Police: Man accused of impersonating Tulsa officer had package sent to police department

    By: Lynn Casey

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    Story Highlights

    • A man is accused of impersonating a Tulsa police officer.
    • He called a company, while claiming to be an officer, and had a package sipped to Tulsa police.
    • Police opened it and identified the suspect. He was arrested.

    TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa police arrested a man accused of impersonating an officer and running a con game.

    Officials said Barry Lloyd Baker Jr. is a convicted felon, currently on probation after serving multiple prison sentences. He is well known to Tulsa police for impersonating various types of law enforcement.

    In February, Baker allegedly had a friend pawn his iPhones at an ecoATM near 71st and Memorial, police said. He is then accused of calling the company, claiming to be a Tulsa police officer, and asking for the phone to be returned because it was stolen from his squad car.

    Police said the company agreed to return the phone. Baker gave them his name and listed his address as the Mingo Valley Police Department.

    A packaged later arrived at the department addressed to an Officer Baker. There is no one by that name, so officials opened the package and found the unlocked phone full of photos of Baker.

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    Officials said the suspect made this one of the easiest cases ever.

    ecoATM released the following statement:

    ecoATM has a longstanding history of working closely with law enforcement across the nation to protect citizens and consumers through a team of retired law enforcement executives, who lead our commitment to uphold strict, extensive security standards, and to deter and combat phone theft.

    Once this individual came on our radar after contacting our customer support team, we swiftly worked with local law enforcement in Oklahoma to ensure we did our due diligence to flag this suspicious and illegal activity. 

    We are pleased to have assisted law enforcement with this matter and ecoATM will continue to cooperate with law enforcement to assist them with any investigation.


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