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Jacksonville man charged with impersonating FBI agent

Posted 5/9/24

ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was arrested after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he claimed to be an FBI Special Agent after he approached two women he said were driving recklessly on …

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Jacksonville man charged with impersonating FBI agent


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ORANGE PARK – A Jacksonville man was arrested after the Clay County Sheriff’s Office said he claimed to be an FBI Special Agent after he approached two women he said were driving recklessly on April 27 on Wells Avenue.

Berre Dorcely, 47, was charged with false personation of an official after deputies determined he approached two women in a grocery store parking lot after they made a U-turn. According to the arrest report, as the women and Dorcely sat at the red light, Dorcely got out of his car, ordered the driver to roll down her window, produced a badge, and told the women he was an agent. She pulled into a parking lot and Dorcely followed.

The women called CCSO, but Dorcely left the scene. Deputies reviewed the traffic camera video and determined the person who approached the women was Dorcely.

Dorcely called the sheriff’s office’s 911 recorded line two hours later to describe the stop. He told dispatchers he feared for his life because he believed the women “were on drugs and armed with guns.”

Investigators checked with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and found Dorcely wasn’t a law enforcement agent. When deputies interviewed him, he admitted he showed the women a private investigations badge. He also said the badge had been destroyed shortly after the incident.

He was arrested on May 2, and his bond was set at $50,003.