DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A Delaware County man faces several charges after he allegedly posed as a “Good Morning America” producer and a New York Times reporter. District Attorney Kat Copeland made the announcement on Wednesday morning.

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Copeland said Nikolaos Tzima Hatziefstathiou, also known as “Nik the Hat,” has been charged with creating a false, racist government email, identity theft and tampering.

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Hatziefstathiou claimed he was the editor in chief for YC News.

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Copeland said it was all in an effort to obtain government documents.

“From April 23 to April 25, Nik Hatziefstathiou, after creating fake email accounts posing as Stephanie Wash, a “Good Morning America” producer, and Liam Stack, a New York Times reporter, sent several emails to the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office repeatedly asking for any reports as well as a comment regarding a claimed ‘decade-long scheme’ involving ‘Delaware County agencies,'” Copeland said.

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Authorities say they contacted the journalists and they say they did not send those emails.