DETROIT (AP) – A Detroit-area impostor who inspired an award-winning film about being someone else faces at least two years in prison for his latest scam.
William Street Jr. pleaded guilty in September to identity theft. He’s back in federal court Monday for his sentence.
Police investigating bad checks caught Street a year ago with a doctor’s coat bearing the name of William Stratton. Stratton works for a Maryland defense contractor and is a graduate of West Point but he’s not a doctor.
The 65-year-old Street has convictions going back decades. He even fooled the Detroit Tigers into a tryout.
Street faces at least two years in prison, although the government wants three.
He was the inspiration for the movie “Chameleon Street,” which won a prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival.