Dover man sentenced to federal prison for impersonating U.S. Marshals officer

DELAWARE – A Dover man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for impersonating a federal officer.

According to court documents, 50-year-old David Perrera called a Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee from Delaware, pretending to be a member of the U.S. Marshals Service. He then used this false identity to obtain personal information about another person, including that person’s address and make and model of the person’s vehicle.

We’re told this is the latest in Perrera’s decades-long criminal history, including multiple previous crimes involving deceit, as well as theft and firearms offenses.

“Serving as a law enforcement officer is an honorable profession. Perrera’s deceitful conduct put both the public and law enforcement at risk. Fraudsters cannot be allowed to erode confidence in our public servants,” stated U.S. Attorney Weiss.

U.S. Marshal for the District of Delaware Michael McGowan stated, “These are challenging times for law enforcement. Mr. Perrera’s illegal representation of himself as a Deputy U.S. Marshal damages the trust and faith that the public should have in law enforcement. We appreciate our agency’s partnership with the U.S. Attorney’s Office who brought this case to a successful conclusion.”

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