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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 5:51 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

A retired private detective from Galt was arrested Tuesday by Woodland police on suspicion of impersonating an officer from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to Woodland police.

Anthony Vegas, 52, allegedly presented himself as an active state parole agent several times last week in attempts to get information for a child custody case he was privately investigating, Woodland police Sgt. Steve Guthrie said in a news release.

Vegas, who is retired from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, possessed a non-state issued badge identifying himself as an active agent and a state-issued card identifying him as a retired parole agent, Guthrie said.

However, Vegas reportedly covered the word "retired" so that the public would think he was currently employed by CDCR, Guthrie said.

Vegas was arrested under suspicion of impersonating a peace officer, a misdemeanor, at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday after a Yolo County Sheriff's records clerk became suspicious of Vegas' identification card. The clerk than called Woodland police dispatch, Guthrie said.

Vegas was released, but ordered to appear in court, he said.

Contact reporter Ross Farrow at rossf@lodinews.com.

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  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:56 pm on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.

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