U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma
(405) 553-8700
October 9, 2015

Edmond Man Pretending to be Employee of CIA and the Department of Homeland Security Arrested at Edmond High School

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Today, a federal complaint was filed charging RICHARD TODD CARSINS, 46, of Edmond, Oklahoma, with pretending to be an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in seeking to gain access to the property of Edmond North High School, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Earlier this morning, Carsins arrived on the campus of Edmond North High School and represented himself to school administrative personnel that he was an employee of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and was tasked with patrolling the campus. After questioning, school personnel became suspicious about his claim, and contacted law enforcement. The Edmond Police Department and members of the Oklahoma City FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) responded. Following an investigation, Carsins was arrested for impersonating a federal officer.

Carsins appeared this afternoon in federal court and was ordered to remain in custody until his preliminary and detention hearing, which is set for 10:00a.m. on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

If convicted, Carsins faces up to three years in prison. Reference is made to the court record for further information. The public is reminded this is simply a charge and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Edmond Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Patterson.

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