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District of Kansas

Monday, April 21, 2014

Canadian Citizen Sentenced For Using Deceased Brother's Identity

WICHITA, KAN. – A Canadian citizen who was convicted on charges of using his deceased brother’s identity was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. He also was ordered to pay restitution of $15,186 to a former business partner.

A jury found Leslie Lyle Camick, 58, a citizen of Canada, guilty on all charges including three counts of aggravated identity theft, one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement to the U.S. Patent Office and one count of obstruction of justice.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that:

  • Beginning in 1997 Camick used the identity of his deceased brother, Wayne Bradly Camick, who died as an infant in 1958.
  • He used the stolen identity to unlawfully enter and remain in the United States for at least 10 years.
  • He used the stolen identity to obtain a Canadian Social Insurance card and a driver’s license in the Cayman Islands.
  • Using his brother’s identity, he signed documents for the purchase of real estate in Winfield, Kan., and documents to obtain a U.S. patent.
  • He filed a federal civil rights lawsuit containing false allegations against a witness in Camick’s criminal case.
Grissom commended Homeland Security Investigations, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson and various local and Canadian law enforcement agencies for their work on the case.
Updated December 15, 2014