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FBI Impersonator Busted in Georgia

Shoshanna Utchenik
ticklethewire.com

It’s unclear what would make a Georgia man strut around a convenience store pretending to be an undercover agent, but his days of make-believe appear to be over — at least for now.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Charles Roger Gamble was indicted by a grand jury in Clarke County, Georgia this week for allegedly impersonating an FBI agent.

Gamble supposedly told a store clerk he was an undercover agent while displaying badges and carrying one to two guns in holsters on multiple occasions, according to AJC. The clerk became suspicious and the owner contacted police after Gamble offered his real name, a fishy move for an undercover agent.

The cop on the scene ran Gamble’s name and came up with a 2005 domestic violence conviction, which would prohibit him from carrying weapons.

The clerk found Gamble’s badges believable, but on closer inspection they read “national concealed permit.” The badges can be purchased online.

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FBI Impersonator Who Hired Assistant Gets Sentenced

fbi-badgeBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — The fun is over for Brenna Marie Reilly.

The Washington Examiner reports she was sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandra, Va., to 30 days in prison and four months of house arrest for impersonating an FBI agent and hiring an assistant  to work for her as a fake agent.

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga said she could serve her home confinement intermittently — on evenings and weekends — so she can work and go to school, the Examiner reported.

Authorities alleged that Reilly told neighbors, starting in August 2009, that she was a director of the FBI’s Forensic Division and an assistant director of the FBI., according to an affidavit from FBI agent Kari Alexa Parker.

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New Jersey Man Sentenced to 3-Years Probation For Impersonating Secret Service Agent

Secret-Service-BadgeBy Matt Castello
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — Even on Halloween, it’s probably not a good idea to impersonate a Secret Service agent.

Frederick James Nickerson, of Hopatcong, N.J. was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington to three years of probation for posing as a Secret Service agent.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Nickerson entered the Health and Human Services building after hours on Jan. 2, flashed a badge and claimed to be a Secret Service agent. He gained entrance into the building, but was soon stopped and asked to leave, which he did, authorities said.

This is not the first time Nickerson, 47, has impersonated a law enforcement. He tried on a cop uniform just two days prior, on Dec. 31, 2009, in the hopes of gaining access into the headquarters of the D.C. Police Department.

FBI Impersonator Who Hired Assistant Pleads Guilty in Virginia

fbi logo largeBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Brenna Marie Reilly had quite a fantasy. Now comes the reality.

Reilly, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., to impersonating an FBI agent, a fantasy she played out to the fullest. She even hired an assistant.

The reality is that she faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison when sentenced Aug. 6.

Authorities alleged that Reilly told neighbors in Arlington County, a Washington suburb, starting in August 2009, that she was a director of the FBI’s Forensic Division and an assistant director of the FBI., according to an affidavit from FBI agent Kari Alexa Parker.

In November, she offered two people a job as her assistant and asked them to fill out government applications, the affidavit said. One declined the job. The other accepted. The job was to begin Dec. 15.

The person who accepted quit his managerial position at the National Trade Productions so he could start with the FBI, the affidavit said.

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