CAMDEN — Camden’s economic development director is being investigated for allegedly impersonating a state official whose job he once held.

According to court documents, Brian Hodges is being investigated by state police after they found emails to state officials that were supposedly from Deb Neuman, the state’s deputy commissioner of economic development.

The emails sent in September and October referred to a “George,” which may refer to either Neuman’s boss, George Gervais, commissioner of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, or to George Hale, co-host on Neuman’s radio show.

Hodges refused comment to the Bangor Daily News.

According to court documents, the emails came from IP addresses linked to Hodges.

Impersonating a public servant carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.