Guilty as Charged: Personating an Officer

Kathleen Ferrary, 64, was found guilty as charged with Robbery with a Weapon and Falsely Personating an Officer following a trial in Collier County. The guilty verdict came back late yesterday.

In June 2018 the defendant approached the victim as he was sitting on the ground outside of his apartment in Naples. Ferrary identified herself as a police officer and told the victim to leave the building breezeway because she did not recognize him. The victim explained that he lived in the building but did not have his keys. Then the defendant took a plastic bag he was holding that contained his medication. As the victim reached for the bag to take it back, Ferrary pointed a pink stun gun at him and activated the electric charge. The victim then pulled out his phone to call the police and the defendant dropped the bag of medicine, grabbed his phone and ran away.

Ferrary faces up to 35 years in prison. Sentencing is set for June 14th. Assistant State Attorneys Deanna Vella and Brock Frazier handled the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office