Center River Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Federal Jail After Posing As Secret Service Agent In Identification Theft & Credit score Card Fraud Scheme

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MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County officers introduced {that a} Center River man has been sentenced to 50 months in federal jail after he posed as Secret Service Agent to use victims in a bank card fraud and id theft scheme.

Officers mentioned Igor Cooper Rosensteel, 30, admitted that he posed as a federal agent with the intention to achieve the belief of not less than 15 victims. He would then rip-off them, steal their financial institution checks, bank cards and different issues.

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In keeping with his responsible plea, an investigation revealed that from Jan. 2018 by means of Feb. 2019, Rosensteel falsely posed as a federal regulation enforcement officer and used the alleged standing to rip-off not less than eight victims.

In keeping with the assertion, he would use his persona to get free gadgets and to achieve the belief of ladies he met on-line. He would then exploit his victims by cashing out financial institution loans of their names and burdening them with the ensuing debt.

He later admitted that after being invited into his sufferer’s houses, he would search by means of their belongings, steal their keys, financial institution checks and bank cards. He would then use the stolen items to go on lavish procuring sprees leading to losses of greater than $20,000.

In his plea, officers mentioned on Aug. 3, 2018,  Rosensteel was driving in Baltimore when he was pulled over by Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Officers mentioned when requested to show his license and registration, Rosensteel informed the officer he was a Secret Service Agent and positioned a badge on his lap.

Rosensteel was taken to the police station after officers observed a robust scent of alcohol. Whereas he was detained, police contacted the U.S. Secret Service in D.C. and an investigation revealed that he was by no means employed by the U.S. Authorities. Rosensteel admitted to mendacity about being an agent after actual brokers traveled to the station in Baltimore.

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Rosensteel was positioned on pretrial launch on Jan. 30, 2020, associated to his pending fees. Whereas on launch, officers mentioned he employed his earlier persona and commenced a romantic underneath the identify of “Cooper Kent.” Whereas on this relationship, he claimed he was an worker of the CIA.

Rosensteel later eliminated his ankle monitor after an argument with a third-party custodian on June 3. 2020 earlier than fleeing the state.

He was apprehended on July 7, 2020, by the U.S. Marshal’s Service after it was found he had not less than seven debit and bank cards of extra victims. Officers additionally discovered that he had the baking data of one other sufferer written inside his pockets.

Rosensteel additionally pled responsible to extra fees of id theft.



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