Published: Nov 04, 2011 9:01 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - A former Secret Service agent for the U.S. has pleaded guilty in Miami to impersonating a federal law enforcement officer.
    
Federal prosecutors say Sandra Elder entered a guilty plea Friday to one count of impersonating a special agent of the U.S. Secret Service.
    
Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 10 in West Palm Beach. She faces up to three years in prison. A message left with her attorney was not immediately returned.
    
Court documents show Elder has not been an agent since 2001.
    
Prosecutors say she told students and school officials at a Broward County university where she worked that she was still an agent and was close to retiring. Elder also submitted fraudulent paperwork to the school that said she was serving as a current supervisory agent.

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