Created: 04/14/2014 12:52 PM WHEC.com
A 63-year-old Gates man is facing charges after police say he claimed to be a police officer.
Joseph Larocca is charged with first-degree criminal impersonation.
Police say they were at Larocca’s home for an investigation when Larocca flashed his wallet at officers and said he was a police officer. According to investigators, inside the wallet was a laminated police patch made to look like a badge.
Larocca is due in court at a later date to answer to the charges.