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Charlotte Man Charged With Falsely Impersonating A Federal Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A newly-unsealed criminal indictment charges William Mohr Eubank, 37, of Charlotte, with multiple counts of falsely impersonating a federal officer, announced Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. The indictment was returned on March 19, 2024, and was unsealed upon Eubank’s initial court appearance. 

Robert M. DeWitt, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Charlotte Division, and Kyle Burns, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in North Carolina and South Carolina join U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement.

According to allegations in the indictment, between 2021 and 2024, Eubank falsely claimed to be a federal law enforcement officer on multiple occasions. Specifically, in April 14, 2021, Eubank purported to be a U.S. Department of Justice law enforcement officer working on a Joint Counterterrorism Task Force in order to obtain a 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe outfitted with law enforcement emergency lights, siren, console, and partition push bar. The indictment further alleges that, on May 19, 2021, Eubank falsely claimed to be the Deputy Director of the Community Emergency Response Team for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and made false statements to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) in order to obtain CMPD radio codes for his handheld radio and his “DHS-issued” Chevrolet Tahoe. The indictment also alleges that, on January 21, 2024, Eubank pretended to be a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations and made false statements to Sugar Mountain police officers about working with and for various federal law enforcement agencies.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Eubank had his initial appearance today in U.S. District Court in Charlotte. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan C. Rodriguez ordered that Eubank remain in custody until his detention hearing.

U.S. Attorney King thanked the FBI and HSI for their investigation of the case and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, the Gaston County Police Department, the Sugar Mountain Police Department, the Avery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office for their invaluable assistance.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Smith of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte is prosecuting the case.


Updated March 29, 2024