Maryland

Queen Anne's County man charged with impersonating FBI agent

WILMINGTON, Del. - A Stevensville man is facing charges of impersonating a federal agent, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday.

A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged 27-year-old Eric Kappesser with two counts of impersonating a federal agent and one count of unauthorized possession of a federal agency badge, officials said.

Between April and October of 2016, officials say Kappesser represented himself as a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to others, going as far as requesting and receiving law enforcement discounts when buying firearms accessories. Investigators say Kappesser wore an FBI badge replica around his neck toward the later part of this time period.

The FBI and the ATF conducted the investigation in this case, officials said, with Assistant U.S. Attorney Lesley Wolf is leading the prosecution.

If found guilty, officials say Kappesser could face up to three years in prison for each impersonation charge and up to six months in jail for the unauthorized possession of a badge charge.


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