Fake 'cop' stopped woman driver and asked her to perform sex act to reduce her '£5,000 fine'

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A man impersonating a police officer pulled over a woman driving alone under the pretence she was speeding before demanding cash.

Jimmy Cash told his victim the offence would cost £5,000 and that she would be required to attend court as well as losing her driving licence.

However, he added the fine would cost just £4,000 if she performed a sexual act on him.

Caernarfon Crown Court today heard how the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, feared she would be “raped and die” following the “terrifying ordeal.”

The 28-year-old of Dudmoor Farm Road, Christchurch, who originally pleaded not guilty to all counts changed his plea for blackmail and false imprisonment last month.

Today, he also pleaded guilty to a further charge of impersonating a police officer.

Appearing before Judge Rhys Rowlands via videolink from HMP Berwyn, Cash was jailed for two years and eight months.

The judge said: “Understandably she was terrified, fearing that she would be assaulted sexually and that she might die at your hands.”

“Women such as this victim are entitled to be out and about in our communities safe from harm and from being targeted by men,” he added.

Prosecutor Brian Treadwell said on October 20, 2020, at around 2.30pm, the victim, who was driving an expensive luxury car, had been heading towards Wrexham on the A495 through Bronington.

After overtaking a tractor, a black Audi came behind her “out of nowhere” and was “right up near the boot”.

The court heard the Audi, driven by Cash, had been hired from a rental firm called Enterprise based in Shrewsbury the day before.

After flashing his headlights at the victim and gesturing for her to pull over, she stopped in a lay by on Moss Lane, believing it was an undercover police car.

The victim said he appeared “professional and dressed all in black” and “spoke confidently and with the knowledge of how a police officer would talk to someone”.

She said the defendant was “very convincing” and believed him to be a legitimate officer at the time, who claimed he had stopped her for “speeding”.

The court heard the defendant told her he was from the “drugs squad” and was “doing a favour for the police”.

“He told her she would get a ban from driving and that he would have to ring someone to see what he should do,” Mr Treadwell said.

After taking a picture of her car, he returned his vehicle, while the victim rang her husband, telling him she “might not make it home”.

Cash returned, and told the victim she had “two options”, adding: “It will cost you lots and you will have to go to court. You will lose your licence but I will be nice to you.”

It was when he offered her the chance to perform a sexual act on him that the victim realised he was not a legitimate officer.

When her phone rang, he told her to put the phone on the floor - which she did, after activating the recording facility.