justasmallgless - thank you it's really good of you to offer help. I admit i feel overwhelmed. The budgets constraints have crossed my mind. tbh I am the type of person who generally doesn't 'bother' anyone as I always feel it's best to deal with something myself than to waste precious resources. This whole saga is utterly utterly ridiculous BUT has reached a point now where I can't ignore it. I also think there is more to it. Police have told me an intelligence report would pick up any previous incidents.
I am at this very moment, trying to determine how to fill in my defense to the county court claim. I've read that I need to respond to everything - but the crazy woman has produced 39 pages of stuff! My actual defense should be a mere one line - but as I understand it if I don't respond to everything then it will be assumed I am admitting each and every claim to be true. So it looks like I have a big task ahead of me!
How do I know 'he' doesn't exist? I can't offer a quick and simple answer to that. I believe the woman who is now trying to take me to court has invented a man for the purpose of intimidating me. I have been receiving emails for a few months now, some from him and some from her. At times she has been using the 'wrong' email address. Email addresses are too similar. Other claims (that I can't go into on a public forum) are just too incredible and convenient (childish and bizarre) It's all very very complicated.....sigh
It sounds pretty horrendous six - harassment is taken really seriously now. There was extra guidance issued and stronger stalking laws introduced last year. I hope you are getting the service you deserve. The trouble with fraud etc is that it can be tricky to prove and tbh a lot of forces don't investigate due to budget constraints. However when you throw the harassment into it then it should be taken seriously and further investigated. Shout up if you need any further help on legal topic - good luck
Justasmallgless - the officer I spoke to, when I said "is it an offense to impersonate a retired police officer?" replied swiftly "It most certainly is!"
BUt, like i said, I believe you.
I am submitting a defense for a county court claim - I have had to approach the police though because the person involved is seriously up to no good (and I want it all ending now....it's having too much impact on my life)
I believe you both - though I won't be correcting the policeman who told me (because he was big and scary!)
They can't charge him anyway because he doesn't exist. He put his signature to the papers though. Ask your dad if if someone who doesn't exist can be charged with putting his signature to official papers, harassment/threats and intimidation. No, seriously don't (he'll think you have lost the plot)
As a serving police officer I would have to argue that one!! As nefertarii says and I mentioned before, there is no specific offence for impersonating a retired police officer. However there are fraud offences which appear to have been committed. Maybe the officers you spoke to weren't very clear?
If you have to submit a defense for something I take it you are also going through civil proceedings? Have you got your own solicitor for this?
Its a difficult one. Dad is a retired officer and says its not an offence. How what happening here is fraud. sp the man may be charged with attempted fraud. But can not be charged with impersonating a retired officer. There is not such offence. The offence is impersonating an officer.
honestly - you do not want to know any more details. I am dealing with the most bizarre woman! > she created a man to send intimidating emails telling me to send money to the woman. then the pretend man claims on court papers that he is retired police officer blah blah
see! you don't want to know
In all seriousness though - this is taking up a lot of my time and is really getting me down
Blimey! Still amazed that this person is claiming to be a retired police officer, what a bizarre thing, of all the jobs they could claim why that? What an idiot to lie on court papers. Hope this all works out for you.