Frankfort man with fake private eye credentials faces forgery and weapon charges
By Brian Stanley Sun-Times Media September 26, 2012 4:30PM
Ryan D. Kursinger
Updated: October 29, 2012 6:35AM
Joliet police say a 22-year-old Frankfort man might have used forged documents to give the impression he was a police officer.
Ryan D. Kursinger, of 11759 Azure Drive, has been operating KRUZ Investigations, a private detective agency since 2010 and has worked as a process server for local attorneys and the city of Joliet, reports said.
Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton said an officer came across Kursinger’s Dodge Charger about a month ago and stopped to investigate because it had emergency lights on. The car also had a spotlight mounted on the side and laptop computer installed near the dashboard, he said.
Kursinger provided documentation that he was a private investigator and was released.
Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, an officer found the car parked in a police parking spot at the Will County Courthouse, police said. Kursinger was wearing a bulletproof vest that said “Detective” on it and an investigator badge around his neck. He was carrying a loaded .45-caliber handgun in his holster and had switchblade knife in his pocket.
Only police are allowed to legally wear emblems that say “Officer” or “Agent” on vests or bring weapons into the courthouse.
Kursinger later admitted his private investigator’s license was forged and was arrested on two counts of forgery and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.