Riane Brownlee, a 39-year-old North Carolina woman received a three-year prison sentence for pretending to be an FBI agent.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina announced this in an April 23rd news release, providing more details into Brownlee’s escapade. Back in February 2019, she created a profile on a dating site, posing as “Agent Alexandria Mancini”.
She even used a fake FBI badge and a stolen firearm as props, claiming to be an undercover agent in a drug case.
Brownlee managed to go to at least one date where she kept pretending to be “Agent Mancini”. When the authorities arrested her, she was driving a stolen car.
She was no stranger to breaking the law: Brownlee already had numerous prior convictions, including identity theft.