- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area impostor who inspired an award-winning film about being someone else has been ordered to prison for his latest scam.

William Street Jr. of Plymouth was sentenced in federal court Monday to three years in prison after pleading guilty in September to identity theft. The sentence is to be served consecutively to the state time he’s now doing.

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.

He inspired the movie “Chameleon Street,” which won a prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival.

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