A York Township man has been federally indicted for allegedly pretending to be an FBI agent while getting a loaner car from a Mechanicsburg-area auto dealer.

Brandon H. Schnetzka, 40, is charged with one count of impersonating a public servant, according to his indictment, which was filed Wednesday in Harrisburg's federal court.

He made the false claim on March 28, the indictment alleges.

The one-page indictment states Schnetzka pretended to be an FBI agent while obtaining a 2013 Lexus RX350X loaner vehicle.

Schnetzka initially was charged in Cumberland County Court by Silver Spring Township Police with impersonating a public servant, theft of leased property, receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving with a suspended license.

That case remains active, although his attorney, George N. Marros, said he's hoping the county-court charges will be withdrawn because federal charges were filed. That is what usually happens in such cases, he said.

"We're hoping we can resolve everything in one plea deal," Marros said.

Schnetzka's phone number has been disconnected and he could not be reached for comment.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.



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