Feds offer reward for identity of man who posed a U.S. Marshal

Posted at 1:36 PM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 13:36:28-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Federal officials are contributing to offer a reward to anyone who can identify a suspect who posed as a U.S. Marshal last week.

It happened September 13th at the Suncoast Credit Union on Underwood Drive in Fort Myers.

According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, a white or Hispanic male entered the credit union that day wearing a bulletproof vest, badge, and had a holstered firearm on his hip.  The male identified himself as a U.S. Marshal and asked the staff a series of strange questions.

The male was also reported to have been inside the Check Cashing Store at 4901 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers.

Crime Stoppers announced Wednesday that the U.S. Marshals are now offering $2,500 as a reward for information leading to an arrest.  That's in addition to the customary $1,000 that Crime Stoppers offers.

If you can identify this subject, please contact the Lee County Sheriff's Office at 239-258-3855, 239-477-1000, or SWFL Crime Stoppers, 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).