A Department of Justice task force in Puerto Rico aimed at combating fraud in Hurricane Irma has made its first arrest.

The suspect, Philip Freed, was charged with impersonation of a federal law enforcement officer, entering an airport in violation of security requirements and false statements, according to a DOJ news release.

“On Sept. 12, Philip Freed falsely pretended to be a law enforcement officer acting under the authority of the United States,” DOJ said. “Freed gained access to a federally restricted area of the Puerto Rico Airport and made materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statements or representations to DSS [State Department Diplomatic Security Service] special agents during the course of the investigation, all while portraying to be a federal law enforcement officer helping with Hurricane Irma’s relief efforts.”

Freed faces up to three years in prison. The arrest came one day after the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Puerto Rico formed a Hurricane Irma fraud task force.

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