Bentleyville man waives charges

February 5, 2014

A Bentleyville man accused of posing as a law enforcement officer to con prospective buyers and sellers of vehicles last year waived his case to court Tuesday.

Timothy Rossell, 26, whose last known address was 721 Main St., posed as a retired Missouri state trooper in one case and a state constable in other incidents when he bought or sold vehicles on the Internet.

Rossell will stand trial on charges of theft by deception, forgery and impersonating a public servant , which were waived at the preliminary hearing before District Judge Curtis Thompson. Charges of identity theft were dismissed.

Bentleyville man waives charges



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