Man Arrested For Using Dead Woman’s Name To Apply For Hunt Tags

A 68-year-old Sandy, Ore., man will be in court next Monday to face two felony charges of identity theft for using a dead woman’s name to illegally apply for deer and elk tags in Northeast Oregon.

The state police’s Fish & Wildlife Division alleges that Leroy Arlow Anderson used the name of a friend’s 92-year-old deceased mother to put in for tags in the Keating and Snake River Units.

According to OSP, the investigation began in November 2008 when Senior Trooper Kreg Coggins discovered that the woman had been drawn for a rifle elk tag in the Snake River Unit, despite dying two years before.

Then the same name was used to apply for deer and elk point savers in 2007, OSP says.

A search warrant was served on Anderson’s home in June 2009. Information and evidence collected over the investigation led to a Clackamas County Circuit Court judge signing two felony warrants to arrest Anderson on two felony counts of Identity Theft, according to OSP.

He is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of False Application for a Hunting License, a press release says.

Anderson is due in Clackamas County Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20.


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