Jury convicts man of stealing brother’s identity

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Canadian man of using his dead infant brother’s identity to build a new life in the U.S.

The jury deliberated slightly more than an hour Thursday before returning guilty verdicts on all seven counts against 58-year-old Leslie Camick. The former Winfield, Kan., resident was charged with aggravated identity theft, obstructing justice and fraud.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson called Camick an impostor who deceived the United States by stealing his infant brother’s identity to flee Canada in 2000. The brother, Wayne Camick, died in 1957.

Defense attorney John Henderson told jurors a person’s identity is who he or she is in relation to others. Henderson said the relationship is not defined by the name on a birth certificate.

Sentencing was set for April 21.

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