ALEXANDRIA, Virginia -- A U.S. woman has pleaded guilty to impersonating an FBI agent after fooling her former neighbors into taking jobs as her assistant.
Twenty-nine-year-old Brenna Reilly of Massachusetts told neighbors in northern Virginia that she was the FBI's director of forensics. Two neighbors agreed to work as Reilly's assistant. She gave them tasks that included writing condolence letters to family members of slain agents. But Reilly was never an FBI agent, the jobs were phony, and the assistants were never paid.
Peter Carr, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, says it remains unclear why Reilly conducted the hoax.
She faces up to three years in prison.