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Woman Pretended to be Undercover Agent So She Could Get Chick-fil-A Discount, Prosecutors Say


How far would you go for cheap fast food? A Georgia woman was indicted on Thursday for pretending to be a law enforcement officer so she could get a Chick-fil-A discount, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Tara Marie Solem faces two felony counts of impersonating an officer. She was arrested last July for the allegation.

According to authorities, she went to the drive-thru and attempted to convince a Chick-fil-A employee she was a federal agent so she could get a discount. When that failed, she allegedly went up to the counter, argued with the managers, and started cursing.

Solem allegedly showed the managers a silver badge in a black wallet.

“She stated that she was undercover and that for them asking her to be in uniform would blow her cover and possible [sic] get her killed,” said the arrest warrant obtained by the AJC. Not accepting the rejection, Solem allegedly phoned the Chick-fil-A corporate office. She called herself “Agent Solem,” and said she worked for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is a state agency, not federal. The GBI had no record of Solem working for them.

The defendant could not be reached for comment.

[Mugshot via Cobb County, Georgia]

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