MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County officials announced that a Middle River antheral has been sentenced to 50 months successful national situation aft helium posed arsenic Secret Service Agent to exploit victims successful a recognition paper fraud and individuality theft scheme.
Officials said Igor Cooper Rosensteel, 30, admitted that helium posed arsenic a national cause successful bid to summation the spot of astatine slightest 15 victims. He would past scam them, bargain their slope checks, recognition cards and different things.
According to his blameworthy plea, an probe revealed that from Jan. 2018 done Feb. 2019, Rosensteel falsely posed arsenic a national instrumentality enforcement serviceman and utilized the alleged presumption to scam astatine slightest 8 victims.
According to the statement, helium would usage his persona to get escaped items and to summation the spot of women helium met online. He would past exploit his victims by cashing retired slope loans successful their names and burdening them with the resulting debt.
He aboriginal admitted that aft being invited into his victim’s homes, helium would hunt done their belongings, bargain their keys, slope checks and recognition cards. He would past usage the stolen goods to spell connected lavish buying sprees resulting successful losses of much than $20,000.
In his plea, officials said connected Aug. 3, 2018, Rosensteel was driving successful Baltimore erstwhile helium was pulled implicit by Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Officials said erstwhile asked to show his licence and registration, Rosensteel told the serviceman helium was a Secret Service Agent and placed a badge connected his lap.
Rosensteel was taken to the constabulary presumption aft officers noticed a beardown odor of alcohol. While helium was detained, constabulary contacted the U.S. Secret Service successful D.C. and an probe revealed that helium was ne'er employed by the U.S. Government. Rosensteel admitted to lying astir being an cause aft existent agents traveled to the presumption successful Baltimore.
Rosensteel was placed connected pretrial merchandise connected Jan. 30, 2020, related to his pending charges. While connected release, officials said helium employed his erstwhile persona and began a romanticist nether the sanction of “Cooper Kent.” While successful this relationship, helium claimed helium was an worker of the CIA.
Rosensteel aboriginal removed his ankle show aft an statement with a third-party custodian connected June 3. 2020 earlier fleeing the state.
He was apprehended connected July 7, 2020, by the U.S. Marshal’s Service aft it was discovered helium had astatine slightest 7 debit and recognition cards of further victims. Officials besides learned that helium had the baking accusation of different unfortunate written wrong his wallet.
Rosensteel besides pled blameworthy to further charges of individuality theft.