A Detroit-area impostor who inspired an award-winning film is returning to court in a case of alleged identity theft.
Federal prosecutors in Detroit anticipate a guilty plea Thursday from William Street Jr., who authorities say was found with documents and a doctor's coat bearing the name of a Maryland man.
Street has convictions going back decades and even fooled the Detroit Tigers into giving him a tryout in the 1970s.
He was the inspiration for "Chameleon Street," which won a major prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival. Defense attorney Joseph Arnone acknowledges Street's "long history."
The FBI says Street obtained diplomas, transcripts and a U.S. Military Academy class ring in the name of William Benn Stratton, who's not actually a doctor.
Street was arrested in February in suburban Detroit.