A man in St. Louis, Missouri faces six to twelve months in prison and owes a heap of money to his ex-girlfriend after claiming to be a federal agent to dodge repayment on the loan.
Mark Chartrand borrowed more than $100,000 from his then-girlfriend. In 2008, she asked for repayment, as she was in dire financial straits; to get out of it, Chartrand claimed to be an agent of the Department of Homeland Security on a clandestine overseas mission for which he’d be paid $1 million in 2010.
The claim was obviously a bold-faced lie, and after a little poking around, she reported him to the police. He pleaded guilty of impersonating a federal officer in court and will be sentenced in January. [Source; Image]