Man Charged With Impersonating Federal Agent
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man was arrested after police say he was caught impersonating a federal agent several times.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Office said detectives were notified on June 23 that 45-year-old Corey Thorson had called and texted someone claiming to be a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The victim told detectives Thorson made several threats of arrest if his demands weren't met. Detectives contacted the ATF field office in Paducah and verified that Thorson was not an ATF agent.

Detectives were notified on Tuesday by another victim who also claimed Thorson presented himself as an ATF agent. Thorson again made threats that if his demands weren't met, in this case child custody agreements, agents would arrest the victim.

On Wednesday a third person contacted deputies, saying Thorson had again presented himself as an ATF agent. The victim stated that Thorson again made demands, and threatened the victim if those demands were not met.

Thorson, who is currently on parole due to a conviction of federal charges, was arrested Thursday morning at the US Probation and Parole Office in Paducah. He's charged with three counts of impersonating a peace officer and three counts of harassing communications.

Published 11:14 AM, Thursday Aug. 13, 2020
Updated 08:06 PM, Thursday Aug. 13, 2020



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