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FBI impersonator arrested in Kahului

April 26, 2012
The Maui Weekly

Hawai'i News Now - The Maui Police Department recently reported that 49-year-old Eric Wayne Fernandez was taken into custody last Wednesday and charged with impersonating an FBI agent.

Fernandez's victims claim to have known and trusted him for three years. He first was allowed to enter the home after telling the family that he would investigate a cyber-crime involving a Facebook account. The family noticed items missing after a visit from Fernandez, including an Apple iPod Touch, four Apple gift cards, a ring and $300 in cash. The missing items totaled $1,630.

At the time of the arrest, Fernandez was in possession of .38 caliber revolver, a taser, three air-soft handguns, two air-soft rifles with scopes, two FBI badges, one Maui Police Department badge, a hand grenade, ammunition, gunpowder, and FBI and police raid clothing in his home. The U.S. Army E.O.D. Unit at Schofield Barracks was called to dispose of the grenade, which was live and without a firing pin.



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