Oklahoma Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Impersonating FBI Agent

By Steve Neavling

An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison after impersonating an FBI agent in an attempt to gain information. 

Seth Daniel Grant, 38, pretended to be a special agent using stolen bureau credentials while in a parking lot of a retail store in Edmond, Oklahoma. He wanted to obtain information about the location of another individual, federal prosecutors said. 

Grant was also found in possession of a firearm, despite having multiple felony convictions. 

“Impersonating a federal officer for personal gain is an insult to the vital role the FBI plays in our community on a daily basis,” U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester said in a statement. “The FBI, like many other federal law enforcement agencies, plays an integral role in protecting citizens and is an invaluable partner to our office.  We will continue to do our part to uphold its reputation from those who would seek to take advantage of it.”

Grant was indicted by a grand jury in April 2022. He was charged with false impersonation of an officer or employee of the U.S. and felon in possession of a firearm. 

He pleaded guilty to both counts in September 2022. 

“By pretending to be an FBI agent, Mr. Grant boldly exploited the trust the FBI has with the communities we serve,” Edward J. Gray, special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office, said. “As the sentence shows, impersonating a federal officer for any reason is a serious crime. We will not tolerate those who seek to degrade the operations of real law enforcement and put public safety at risk.”

Grant has a lengthy criminal record, including attempted larceny of an automobile, possession of a stole credit card, second-degree burglary, forgery, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, possession of contraband in a penal institution, and dpossession of meth and heroin 

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