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UK conman posing as Sherlock Holmes stories’ cop jailed

LONDON: A British conman who posed as a policeman with the same name as the inspector from the Sherlock Holmes stories and stole thousands of pounds in cash, has been jailed. Aaron Cowan, 24, of Kent -- a county southeast of London -- identified himself as Greg Lestrade, the fictional inspector from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's series, and wore a fake police badge when targeting bookmakers and stores. In one instance he netted £4,840 ($ 6,370) from a gambling outlet while pretending to test fraudulent bank notes with a…