The downside of identity theft.

Cops: Man steals ID of sex offender

CLINTON, Conn. — A good rule of thumb for an identity thief is not to steal the name of someone whose reputation is worse than yours — such as a sex offender.

Police said James Perry stole the name and identity of a neighbor who turned out to be a convicted sex offender.

[from Sexcriminals.com]

For some reason, this reminds me of The Return of Martin Guerre, probably because it’s another great example of an identity theft that ends badly.

[via BoingBoing]