Omaha Man sentenced for impersonating federal officer

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force arrested Ostdiek at a Northwest Omaha Hotel on September 30, 2020. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced the sentencing of 56-year-old Jeffery Thomas Ostdiek for impersonating a federal officer.

The Honorable Robert F. Rossiter, Jr., sentenced Ostdiek to 17 months imprisonment on Tuesday. After serving the prison sentence, Ostdiek will serve a 1-year term of supervised release.

Ostidiek had impersonated a Postal Inspector or Postmaster General in Omaha between October 2016 and January 2017.

Ostdiek created fake identification from Postal Service receipts and had even convinced a USPS employee to accompany him to the Douglas County Courthouse to meet with a government official concerning a legal matter with his brother.

In September 2020, Ostdiek impersonated a United States Marshal, wearing a six-pointed star belt buckle along with a body camera. While impersonating the Marshal, Ostdiek went to an Omaha business asking for contact information for a former employee.

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force arrested Ostdiek at a Northwest Omaha Hotel on September 30, 2020.

The United States Marshal Service has noticed an increase in impersonation investigations and urges the public to continue to report those incidents.

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