Want To Impersonate A Cop? There's An App For That

Sep 6, 2013

with dozens of free apps available to smartphone users, it's easier than ever to 'play cop'
Credit Peter Gray/WUIS

Two Chatham teens are in custody for allegedly impersonating police earlier this week.

Sangamon County deputies arrested Thomas Orme and Christopher Morthland about 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon. 

In a news release Friday morning, Undersheriff Jack Campbell says Orme and Morthland are suspected of having used a cellphone app that mimics flashing police lights and sirens to pull over several drivers near Curran.  

Chatham Police helped deputies identify the teens.

Christopher Morthland and Thomas Orme
Credit Sang. Co. Jail

The two are being held on bond in Sangamon County Jail.  Impersonation of a police officer is a Class 4 Felony.