A prospective high school volleyball coach in Johnston, Rhode Island, was recently arrested after it was discovered that he sent a fraudulent criminal history background check
to school officials, WPRI-TV reports.
Frank Nolan has been charged with providing false documents to a public official after he tried to conceal his criminal past by passing himself off as an FBI agent in emails to Johnston High School. Nolan, who has previously been arrested for grand theft auto and obtaining money under false pretenses, emailed a background check to the school, using the rouse that the FBI had cleared his name. "When you look at the documents, there (is) very little detail to them and they are very amateur at best," Johnston deputy police chief David DeCesare told the news source. According to the Cranston Patch, most applicants typically send an official Bureau of Criminal Identification check on a letterhead from the state's Attorney General's office. WPRI-TV adds that despite the school's suspicions, Nolan begin showing up to practices without any response or confirmation from the school. He was apprehended by police during a recent volleyball game.