The Federal Bureau of Investigation was contacted by an employee of Verizon Wireless to look into the actions of a Colorado man who claimed to be a law enforcement officer wanting to help those on the brink of taking their own lives. According to reports, this individual was actually a bounty hunter wanting assistance finding people to bring in. Due to the statements he allegedly made to various mobile provider employees, he is now facing fraud charges.
The accused was the owner of the Colorado Public Safety Task Force, which was recently shut down. He is said to have used his company to trick mobile providers into giving him real-time locations of several individuals who had jumped bail. He allegedly claimed to be a police officer when he called to get this information. The cellphone provider employees, knowing that law enforcement officials have the right to collect this type of information, willingly handed it over.