Deputies: Florida man, woman pretended to be detectives to try to get friend out of jail

Deputies: Florida man, woman pretended to be detectives to try to get friend out of jail
22-year-old Francine Olson and 24-year-old Brandon Reyes (Source: DeSoto County Sheriff's Office)

ARCADIA (WWSB) - Two people are accused of going to the DeSoto County Jail and pretending to be detectives in an attempt to get their friend released.

Deputies in DeSoto County say Monday night two people, 22-year-old Francine Olson and 24-year-old Brandon Reyes, went to the sheriff's office and buzzed the jail entrance intercom, telling staff that they were "new detectives" in an apparent attempt to spring their "partner," 40-year-old George Chanza, out of jail.

Chanza was arrested on April 26 for an outstanding warrant.

But the ruse failed and deputies arrested Olson and Reyes, charging both with third degree felony False Personation of a Law Enforcement Officer.

Deputies say though the pair didn’t manage to get their friend out of jail, they were able to unite them with Chanza behind bars.

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