A South Florida woman is accused of impersonating a federal immigration agent and telling victims she could expedite their immigration documents and needs for a price.
Police said Isabel Robaina, 55, of Key Largo, would go to religious parties and tell people she could help them on the path to becoming a U.S. citizen.
Robaina would charge the victims, pocket the money, and then make up excuses for delayed documents, an arrest report said. All in all, she stole about $15,000 from her victims, police said.
Sandra Acebo said she met Robaina at a Santeria party, where the suspect also brought her fake badge and told people she was a supervisor.
"The people right now are destroyed, emotionally destroyed," Acebo said.
Robaina faces charges of falsely impersonating an officer and third-degree grand theft.
Hialeah Police say to contact them if you believe you are a victim of this suspect, regardless of your immigration status.