Saturday, June 6, 2015

Game over for ‘The Great Imposter’


Detroit - William Douglas Street Jr.’s fantastically fraudulent career saw the Detroit native rise from low-level con artist to silver-screen anti-hero while racking up mug shot after mug shot after mug shot.

During a nearly half-century criminal career, Street has conned his way into surgical suites and a Detroit Tigers tryout before ripping off one legendary ballplayer and threatening to kill another’s wife and kids.

Street, 64, known as the “Chameleon” and “The Great Imposter,” might have pulled off his last con.

The Plymouth Township resident was charged with mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in federal court last month and is facing more than 20 years in prison for allegedly stealing a Defense Department contractor’s persona to pick up women and land a job. More

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