A man was charged Monday after claiming to be a West Side alderman’s aide fundraising for a fake charity event, officials said.
Parolee Leon Swan, 52, was charged with false impersonation of a public employee and felony possession of a controlled substance after claiming to be an aide to Ald. Michael Chandler and soliciting donations for a fake charitable event at the Goodman Theatre, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Swan, of the 2900 block of West Adams Street, reportedly sought donations from the pastor of the Faith Community Baptist Church on Sunday, who found the incident suspicious and called the police.
Officers found a small amount of heroin on Swan, who was arrested along with another man, the Tribune reports.
He is scheduled to appear in Central Bond Court Tuesday, police said.