Man arrested for impersonating a federal officer


Last Updated on February 10, 2016 – 8:04 PM CST

Above: Joseph Santaniello is in a Tennessee jail on a Moore County warrant for impersonating a federal officer. (Photo courtesy Mobile Patrol)

Impersonating a federal agent landed 61-year-old Joseph Santaniello in jail after U.S. Marshalls arrested him in Tennessee on a Moore County warrant.

Moore County Sheriff Chief Deputy Carmen Napp said Santaniello had impersonated himself to law enforcement officials and citizens. He was arrested Feb. 3 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Napp said investigations into Santaniello’s other similar criminal acts are ongoing. If convicted, Santaniello could be sentenced up to three years in prison, fined, or both.

The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who had contact with Santaniello contact them at 806-935-4145.