Published: May 14, 2013 5:59 PM EDT
Updated: May 14, 2013 6:38 PM EDT

St. Louis, MO - Sometimes our Call For Action team uncovers a story so bizarre, we just have to tell you about it. In St. Louis, MO a conman was trying to swindle his employer out of money and turned violent.

It started with a bogus letter the conman drafted.

"He actually drafted a letter on his employer's letterhead making it look like the employer had written the letter about the individual being a sex offender," said U.S. Postal Inspector John Jackman.

It was a plot to file a bogus defamation lawsuit. The employee made up the accusation, posed as his employer, then sent the fake letter to media outlets.

But it gets even worse. A lawyer was brought in by the employer to handle the lawsuit. But he then received a threatening email with photos attached.

"A couple were horrifying; pictures of my children with rifle crosshairs superimposed on their heads," said the attorney who we are not revealing to protect his identity.

"The purpose was to frighten me into being less vigorous in that particular case."

The suspect in this case pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 51 months behind bars.