Jose Quintana, 39, is accused of posing as a police officer to defraud arrested individuals and/or their families. Investigators say Quintana had a police badge and a gun.
He claimed to be an undercover officer and told his false arrestees he could make the criminal case against them disappear for a fee.
Police are looking for more possible victims of the scam.
Anyone with any information related to Quintana was asked to call the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division at (213) 486-6840.