MINNEAPOLIS – A federal criminal complaint has been filed against a Dodge County man for impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.

According to court documents, on August 17, 2021, the FBI received a tip that 52-year-old Reyel Simmons, of Dodge Center, was impersonating a federal agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security.

The investigation revealed that Simmons used the false name “Rey Reeves,” and regularly held himself out as a federal agent on social media. Simmons, who had nearly 10,000 followers on TikTok, used a profile photo that showed him wearing law enforcement gear and made several posts displaying law enforcement equipment, badges, and firearms, and referring explicitly and implicitly to himself as a federal agent.

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According to court documents, Simmons is not, and has never been, employed by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

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