logo
Twitter / Daily Mail
Twitter / Daily Mail

Detroit Man Faked His Identity, Gave Police Name of His Dead Brother before Going to Prison

Monica Otayza
Aug 27, 2019
12:40 A.M.

Kevin Lee Gray was arrested for home invasion back in 2017, giving the police his dead brother, Sammie Lee Gray's name instead of his.

Advertisement

For two years, the Wayne County court system investigated and convicted Kevin Lee Gray under his dead brother's name, being sent to prison as Sammie Lee Gray.

In fact, on the Michigan Department of Corrections website, his file is still under Sammie, with all of his details including his supposed age at 35-years-old, despite him passing away at 22. All of these were accurate, except the picture was that of Kevin.

Discovering his Fake Identity

The deception was only discovered on June 4, as he was about to be released on parole at the Parnall Correctional Facility.

It turns out, they did not let him go because he himself was not able to provide the guards with important details, such as his birthday, social security number, and other identifiers that are commonly used.

Source: Kevin Lee Gray's Photo on his Michigan File | Source: Twitter/DailyMail

Source: Kevin Lee Gray's Photo on his Michigan File | Source: Twitter/DailyMail

Advertisement

"This parolee was not willing/able to correctly ID himself as he came through the gate. "He seemed not to know his date of birth, his soc # or any of the other identifiers commonly used, and we are not comfortable with allowing him to leave. He appears to resemble the picture on his current face sheet but everything else does not make sense," the officer wrote.

A Second Release

Although Gray was sent back to his cell because of what happened, he is still expected to be released on parole. As for why no one from the Prosecutor's Office figured out his true identity, it turns out their spokeswoman Maria Miller said they knew his aliases, but could not explain why his conviction was placed under his brother's name. To her, it must have been a clerical error.

Advertisement

It seems he used his brother's name to have some leniency in his hearing, as Sammie Lee Gray had never been to prison, but was sentenced to six months in the county jail back in 2002 for attempted possession of marijuana.

Meanwhile, Kevin Gray had been to prison twice for felony firearms offenses in 2007 and crimes related to stolen property and drugs in 2004.

Knowing the Truth

Regardless of the incorrect name and birthdate that were written on the Michigan website, its criminal history is still accurate. That's all because histories are tied to fingerprints, and not the information written on the biodata sheets.

Lucky for Grey, he will not be charged for faking his identity, because they already knew who he was at the time of his conviction.

Matters of Impersonation

While Grey got away for impersonation, a man named James Stern from Portsmouth, Rhode Island, was not so lucky after he impersonated a wedding officiant. The 39-year-old, who pretended to be an officiant to steal from the couple, faced charges for it.

Advertisement

The unlicensed minister married a couple from Massachusetts when they realized the bride's purse along with $200 dollars was missing from the room.

During the reception, the bride received phone alerts that show her credit cards making unknown purchases.

Moreover, when she went to search for her marriage license, it was non-existent.

All along, the couple believed Stern was a licensed officiant because he was voted the top officiant in Newport County by one of their local magazines.

It turns out, he had 51 entries on his criminal record and has an active warrant in New Jersey for theft and extensive criminal history in Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Advertisement
Advertisement
info

news.AmoMama.com does not support or promote any kind of violence, self-harm, or abusive behavior. We raise awareness about these issues to help potential victims seek professional counseling and prevent anyone from getting hurt. news.AmoMama.com speaks out against the above mentioned and news.AmoMama.com advocates for a healthy discussion about the instances of violence, abuse, sexual misconduct, animal cruelty, abuse etc. that benefits the victims. We also encourage everyone to report any crime incident they witness as soon as possible.

Related posts

Fans React to Kevin Costner’s New Hair Color as He Steals the Show with His Lookalike Teen Son at the Cannes Festival

May 20, 2024

Kevin Costner Candidly Shares How He Dealt with Highly-Publicized Divorce despite Being ‘Broken’ & ‘Bruised’

May 21, 2024

‘Sister Wives’ Stars Janelle & Kody Brown’s Son Found His Brother Dead at Home: Inside Their Close Bond

March 07, 2024

Poor Boy Takes Care of Grandma’s Garden after Her Death, Finds Dozens of Stashes Buried There – Story of the Day

March 11, 2024

Dad of Two, 38, Vanishes after the Baltimore Bridge Tragedy: His Family Speaks Out

March 28, 2024

This '90s Teen Idol Received 4,000 Fan Letters a Week at the Peak of His Fame — His Tragic End Still Makes Fans 'Sad'

April 22, 2024

I Spent 20 Years Looking for My Twin Brother, a Chance Visit to an Old Gas Station Changed Everything – Story of the Day

April 03, 2024

Am I Wrong for Ruining My Brother's Wedding?

March 14, 2024

Kevin Costner Breaks Silence on Dating Rumors with Grammy-Nominated Singer

June 20, 2024

My Dad Gave His Business, That I Was Running for Years, to My Brother – It Broke My Heart, but Karma Had My Back

March 28, 2024

My Brother Lied His Wedding Was Child-Free To Exclude My Son – I Was Stunned By His Reason

March 04, 2024

Chicago Boy, 11, Found Dead at Home after Selflessly Trying to Save His Pregnant Mom’s Life

March 19, 2024

‘WOW’: Kevin Costner’s Rumored New Girlfriend Amazes Fans with 'Over the Top' Dress in Stunning Photos

May 08, 2024

Police Footage from Garrison Brown’s Death Scene Leaked to the Media — Public Is Furious

April 15, 2024