POSTED: 8:38 p.m. HST, Dec 11, 2012
A 49-year-old Kahului man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 3 1/2 years in prison for impersonating an FBI agent and for unlawfully possessing a firearm.
Eric Wayne Fernandez admitted that he pretended to be an FBI agent and used fake credentials to gain access to a neighbor’s home, from which he stole and later cashed a forged $1,000 check.
Fernandez also admitted that as a convicted felon, he unlawfully possessed a .38-caliber handgun. Fernandez has a conviction in California for burglary.