Bozeman Woman Sentenced for Impersonating a Federal Officer
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Butte on April 25, 2014, before U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon, Mary Ann McCulley, 55, of Bozeman, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment and one year supervised release.
McCulley was sentenced in connection with her October 2013 guilty plea to false impersonation of a federal officer or employee. In an offer of proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Racicot, the government stated that on April 24, 2012, McCulley went to the home of a person identified in the pleadings only as “T.C.” in Bozeman, Montana. T.C. was a witness in a civil case involving McCulley, U.S. Bank, and American Land and Title Company. McCulley, who appeared to be wearing a disguise, told T.C. that her name was Angela Connell and she was conducting a securities investigation into U.S. Bank. She said T.C.’s name had been mentioned in connection with the investigation, but he was not a suspect. During her meeting with T.C., McCulley represented herself to be both an FBI agent and an agent from the Department of the Interior.
T.C. eventually told McCulley that he needed to contact a lawyer before answering any more questions. McCulley told T.C. that if he refused to talk to her, he would have to speak with an FBI agent from Bozeman. T.C. agreed to meet with the Bozeman FBI and asked McCulley for their phone number. McCulley explained that she had it written down in her car. T.C. accompanied McCulley outside to her vehicle, but she could not find the number. T.C.’s wife photographed the vehicle’s license plate before McCulley drove away. The plate was from New Mexico and the number was 114-PYW. Further investigation revealed that McCulley rented the car from Avis Rental Car Company at the Bozeman Airport three days prior to meeting with T.C. and his wife.