Published on January 10th, 2020 | by Oxford Police Department


Oxford, Mississippi Woman Arrested for False Pretense and Impersonating a Police Officer

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019, the Oxford Police Department took a walk in report of false pretenses.

The victim alleged that Shanterica Gillard (22 of Oxford, Mississippi) falsely advertised an apartment for sublease. The victim made arrangements with Gillard and paid $805.00 for the deposit and rent. Gillard took the money and informed the victim he had been scammed.

During a recorded conversation, Gillard falsely identified herself as an employee of the Oxford Police Department. An arrest warrant was issued for felony false pretenses, conspiracy to commit a crime, and impersonating a police officer.

On January 5, 2020, she was arrested and booked at the Lafayette County Detention Center. She was given a bond of $2,500 by a Justice Court Judge.

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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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