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Category: Identity/Imposters
The Crying Indian
Posted by The Curator on Tue Aug 06, 2002
The "Crying Indian" was a fake! The guy who starred in all those "Keep America Beautiful" ads during the 1970s turns out not to have had a single drop of Native American blood in him, despite his claims to the contrary. He was actually an Italian-American named Oscar DeCorti.
Fake 9/11 Heroics
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 24, 2002
Lake Tahoe Man invents Sept. 11 heroics, including the claim that he was buried under rubble for over 79 hours.
Sisters Switch Places
Posted by The Curator on Sun Jul 14, 2002
Read this story in the Mirror: "A WOMAN fooled jail authorities for ten months by going to prison for her older sister. The 33-year-old took the place of her 37-year-old sibling in a fraud case in Zwiebruecken , Germany. The con was only discovered when she absconded on compassionate leave. Both now face jail."
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Brian MacKinnon
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jul 11, 2002
Update about Brian MacKinnon, the 32 year old man who posed as a 17-year-old in order to get into medical school. Now it's seven years later and he's living in his car.
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