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Man charged with impersonating officer 4th time

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 15:45:49-05

CINCINNATI -- A man is facing charges of impersonating a police officer, and it's not the first time.

Police accused Teon Arrington, 23, of calling at least nine people and claiming to be a Cincinnati police officer investigating a homicide, according to court records. Arrington would tell the people he called that he needed to speak with them about the investigation and instruct them to meet him at a specific location.

However, Arrington is not a police officer, was not investigating a homicide and did not meet the victims, according to court records.

Police arrested Arrington Feb. 9.  He's facing multiple charges of impersonation of a peace officer and telecommunications harassment.

But this isn't the first time that Arrington has been accused of impersonating a police officer. According to Hamilton County court records, Arrington was charged with impersonating an officer in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In one case, authorities said Arrington called 911 claiming to be an off-duty officer involved in a shooting.

Arrington was being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center after arraignment Friday. He was due back in court March 2.