Gilmer County Sheriff investigates possible fake deputy

Investigators are trying to determine who pulled over a woman this weekend in Gilmer County.

The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office posted a warning on their Facebook page Tuesday about the scary encounter. The sheriff’s office said they had no record of the woman being pulled over for a traffic stop by the unmarked car. The woman was not harmed during the incident, but deputies want to find out who was behind it.

Deputies said drivers should turn their hazards on whenever being pulled over, especially by an unmarked vehicle. Drivers should seek a well-lit area like a gas station or store and an area that is under surveillance by security cameras. And deputies said it is okay to call 911 to make sure the vehicle is legitimate. Deputies said all law enforcement officers carry identification and a badge which they will provide.

Anyone with information regarding the regarding the unmarked car over the weekend, please contact the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations Division at 706-635-4646 or the non-emergency number to dispatch at 706-635-8911.