Court: Woman who faked being federal agent to get Chick-fil-A discount indicted

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A Marietta woman is accused of claiming to be a federal agent. Cops said Tara Marie Solem pretended to be an agent to get a discount at Chick-fil-A. "She stated that she was undercover," according to the warrant. Police said she then claimed to be with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. The GBI has no Agent Solem, an officer wrote. Solem was arrested on charges of impersonating an officer and disorderly conduct.

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Georgia woman was indicted Thursday for charges alleging she claimed to be a federal law enforcement agent to get a discount for her Chick-fil-A meal.

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Tara Marie Solem, of Marietta, faces two felony counts of impersonating an officer, according to court documents.

Police said the incident happened July 5 at the Macland Cross Circle location in Marietta.

She initially tried to convince a worker at the eatery’s drive-thru window that that she was a federal agent, the charges say, and when that didn’t work, she went inside.

Solem walked up to the counter, argued with two managers and uttered expletives within earshot of a few children, according to a warrant.

Police said she then flashed a silver badge in a black wallet to the managers to try to prove she was a federal agent.

“She stated that she was undercover and that for them asking her to be in uniform would blow her cover and (possibly) get her killed,” according to the warrant.

Solem called the restaurant chain’s corporate office to complain and gave the name, “Agent Solem,” police said.

The charges say that at some point, she changed her story, saying that she was an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations; the officer wrote in the warrant that GBI said they had no record of such an agent.

Her next court date was not listed in Cobb County’s magistrate court system.

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