36-year-old Uber driver, Andrew T. Kessler from Queens in NYC, was detained by a New Jersey City cop when he tried to impersonate a corrections officer. It seems that Kessler was a full-time corrections officer in the past, but was fired for misappropriating $14,000 worth of unemployment insurance benefits during his employment in the Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The cop nabbed Kessler, who was talking on his phone while he was driving, and was pulled over at the Toll Plaza in Holland Tunnel. Kessler gave the police officer a US Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons identification card which was a fake. The arresting officer was not fooled by the fake ID and shield, and Kessler was taken into custody, he was convicted and sentenced to six months in federal prison, and will have an extra three years of supervised release.