Fake marshal charged in wrongful eviction

April 20, 2010 10:09AM

A Brooklyn man has been charged with unlawfully posing as a city marshal and forcing out a tenant in Hollis, Queens, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. Sean Overstreet, who operates an asset-recovery business in East New York, even had police officers who responded at the scene convinced that he was a legitimate marshal when he allegedly showed them a badge and eviction notice. The ruse was only discovered when the tenant called the real city marshal’s office the next day. Overstreet faces charges of second-degree burglary, criminal impersonation and obstructing the government. If convicted, he could spend up to 15 years behind bars.


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