VIDEO: Police Arrest West Melbourne Man For Assuming A Dead Man’s Identity

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ABOVE VIDEO: A West Melbourne man accused of assuming a dead man’s identity was arrested Friday. (WFTV Video)

BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A West Melbourne man accused of assuming a dead man’s identity was arrested Friday.

Police said the identity he was using belonged to a homeless man whose death they investigated last year.

West Melbourne police said in the late 1990s, Michael Favor assumed the identity of another man to avoid aggravated assault charges in New Jersey.

This time, they believe he was avoiding paying child support and a whole new set of charges.

Police were investigating a drug complaint on Gail Boulvevard when they stopped Favor a short distance away.

They said he showed them a driver’s license and identified himself as Kenneth Russell, born on June 3, 1963.

Russell, died last year.

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