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Would-be deputy sought cash in mailbox

Posted April 8, 2009 11:20 a.m. EDT

— An Enfield man was arrested Wednesday and charged with impersonating a Halifax County deputy, authorities said.

MarkQ’uwale Duan Nicholson, 16, was charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer and larceny.

Investigators said Nicholson stole a check out of a mailbox, called the telephone number on the check and left a voice-mail message in which he represented himself as Deputy James Matthew with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office. In the message, authorities alleged he said cash should be left in the mailbox instead of checks.