WATERVILLE - A 24-year-old East Wenatchee man admitted he pretended to be in law enforcement in order to get prescription medications from another person.
Justin L. Schulze pleaded guilty in Douglas County Superior Court Monday to first-degree theft and criminal impersonation.
Prosecutors dropped a second-degree robbery charge against him in the plea agreement.
According to an interview in August with East Wenatchee Police, Schulze walked up to a car in the 200 block of Rock Island Road and ordered the passenger out of the car, asked him if he was involved in drug activity, and took his medications.
He was not wearing a uniform, but was wearing a headset that made him look official, Assistant Chief Dan Reierson told the Wenatchee World at the time.
The driver of the car recognized Schulze and identified him out of a group of photos. Schulze later told officers that robbing the passenger was the driver's idea.
The driver, Jeremiah D. Fuller, 25 at the time, was then also charged with second-degree robbery, first-degree theft and first-degree criminal impersonation. Fuller's case is set to go to trial Dec. 16.
Sentencing for Schulze is scheduled for Nov. 15 in Douglas County Superior Court.
As a first-time offender, he faces a standard range of up to one year in jail.