Officials say women in Oregon believed they had been training to become DEA agents for almost a year.


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According to the affidavit, the unidentified woman who was not charged was given a fake badge and photo ID by Robert Edward Golden.Douglas Sacha / Getty Images

  • According to officials, a man in Oregon tricked a woman into thinking she had been training to become a DEA agent for a year.

  • Authorities accused him of holding a fake badge, a tactical vest, and a rifle that was actually a BB gun.

  • When caught, the man told the agent that he and his “trainee” had equipment because they were “cosplaying.”

A woman in Oregon, who believed she was trained to become an agent of the Drug Enforcement Department, realized she had been fooled by a man impersonating her boss for a year. Criminal accusation Seen by insiders.

41-year-old Robert Edward Golden impersonates a DEA special agent from Portland officials, uses fake credentials to obtain information from residents, and installs red and blue emergency lights in his car. Has been accused of navigating traffic.

He also put on a “DEA Police” patch, two body armor plate carriers, handcuffs, badges, and an AR-15-style rifle that turned out to be a BB gun, an Afidabit from DEA special agent Morgan T. Bar. Retained the tactical best Said..

Authorities found and detained the pair on February 1, after police sergeants noticed one of the best open trunks of a golden car and approached them.

Police officers asked Golden if he was a sworn federal agent, and Golden said he and his “trainees” were both “federal governments” working in Portland. According to the complaint, Golden then told the woman to show her fake badge to the police.

According to the affidavit, the pair was transferred to a DEA investigator that night, and Golden admitted that the credentials were fake. This time he claimed that he and the woman were “crazy about cosplay,” and officials said they had equipment and badges as it provided them “protection.”

Golden also said he had previously helped disband the fight by yelling “police!” According to the document, he holds his badge like an officer.

According to the affidavit, the unidentified “trainee” who was not charged gave her a DEA badge and photo ID, and she went to school for criminal justice for a year. He told the authorities that he had been trained.

She said Golden took her “on” for night surveillance. She also said he took her practice shots and often referred to four other supposed DEA agents in her name — “Agent Anderson, Agent Lewis, Agent Garcia, and Mr. Bennett.” .. The DEA agent who filed the complaint stated that there were no agents in the unit under these names, and that the agency did not provide a “vehicle.”

The complaint did not mention Golden’s possible motives for tricking the woman into believing she was a DEA agent.

If convicted, Golden can be sentenced to up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $ 250,000. The Oregonian reported, Quote Assistant US Attorney Greg Nyhus.

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