Dover man arrested on forgery and impersonation charges

DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) arrested a Dover man after he submitted false documents as part of an employment application.

Last month, the Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement launched a background investigation on 37-year-old Christopher Dawson for employment at the Harrington Raceway and Casino. During the investigation, multiple discrepancies were found in his application, including the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty and education forms, which were found to be fraudulent.

The DD-214 form claimed that Dawson had served in the Navy and that he received several distinguished service awards. Officials say he also submitted fraudulent documents from the University of San Diego, which consisted of a diploma and transcript.

Dawson was arrested on Friday and charged with first degree forgery, two counts of second degree forgery, and impersonation of a military veteran. He was released on his own recognizance and was issued a no contact order with all Delaware Casino entities.

Police are asking anyone that may have additional information on this case to contact Detective Garnsey at 302-526-5850 or

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