A metro driver is pulled over by police and then arrested for allegedly pretending to be a police officer himself.
That sparked a much bigger investigation. Police say the suspect ripped off numerous people all over the metro.
In fact, inside his car, police say they found zip lock bags full of fake IDs as well as binders full of stolen birth certificates and forged checks.
“He’s got a lot of issues,” said the suspect’s former girlfriend, Amanda Armstrong. “We understand he’s made poor choices.”
Amanda says Sean Seney is the father of two young kids, but admits the family isn’t surprised by his alleged crime spree.
“He’s not a bad person. He’s just made bad choices,” said Armstrong.
Police arrested Seney this weekend after an officer pulled him over for speeding in a construction zone.
“This was not a typical traffic stop. It turned into a much larger conspiracy,” said Oklahoma City Police MSgt. Gary Knight.
Police say after being stopped, Seney showed the Oklahoma City officer an Ardmore police badge and claimed to be an officer himself, though he later confessed that wasn’t true.
“I am glad he’ll face the consequences of what he’s done,” said Marcia Corcoran.
Marcia says Seney tried to cash one of her stolen checks at a local bank. She’s glad he’s finally off the streets.
His family hopes he finally learns that crime doesn’t pay.
“I just want to see him get it together because he’s got two babies that love him, and a great family,” said Armstrong.
“If half his energy was spent doing the right thing, he’d probably be the head of company,” joked Corcoran.
The suspect remains in jail on a long list of criminal charges.