S. Oregon man poses as marshal

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 9:35 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a Central Point man posed as a U.S. Marshals Service officer to get medical care at a Medford hospital.

He was wearing a black uniform, tactical vest and badge last October when he went to the Rogue Valley Medical Center and said he was transporting a fugitive, which caused him anxiety. He was treated but didn't pay a $1,000 bill.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/ZP0172 ) he gave a false name but a hospital employee looking at online jail photos early this month recognized 42-year-old Donald Lee Anderson. He was in jail on an unrelated charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

Police searched his home last week and found a U.S. Marshals vest, badge and body armor. Anderson is facing charges of theft and impersonating an officer.

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