WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A convicted con man is jailed in North Dakota's oil patch, awaiting trial on federal charges of impersonating an officer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Court documents show Steven Goldmann tried to pass himself off as an FBI agent in Williston to score free coffee and a government rate at a budget hotel this spring. He was initially arrested for failing to pay back victims he swindled out of thousands of dollars in Nashville, Tennessee.
Goldmann's court-appointed attorney says the 26-year-old is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of military service in Iraq.
Workers at the Boomtown Babes Espresso shop say they quickly realized Goldmann was a scam artist after he took advantage of the store's policy to give free coffee to law enforcement.