Cass Lake woman impersonates military officer, dupes hometown

A Cass Lake woman was cited for impersonating an officer after she impersonated an officer in the military at a welcome home ceremony last month, according to the Star Tribune.

The Cass Lake Times reported that a ceremony was held for Elizabeth McKenzie, 20, of Cloquet, who told the community she returned from Afghanistan after sustaining combat-related injuries.

A recruiter for a community college became suspicious after hearing about the ceremony, said the Star Tribune, and a check found McKenzie had been regularly attending the college when she said she was fighting in Afghanistan.

The Star Tribune said some veterans at the ceremony thought something was wrong with McKenzie's chevrons on her uniform, but kept quiet.

An investigation by the Pike Bay Police Department showed McKenzie did not serve overseas or is an active military member, according to the Cass Lake Times, and the report has been forwarded to the Cass County Attorney's Office for review.

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