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Warrant issued for man accused of double life

Charges have been filed in 3rd District Court and an arrest warrant issued for a man who police say lived a double life for six years in Utah.

Kenneth Herbert Blair Lickiss, 31, was charged Thursday with four counts of falsely making, encoding or signing a financial transaction card, three counts of unlawful use of a financial transaction card, two counts of forgery and one count of theft.

Lickiss lived in Utah from 1994 to 2000. He allegedly assumed the name Scott Davion and told people he was a homeless teenage orphan with no formal education.

Lickiss stayed with a Salt Lake family that basically adopted him for four years, said Sandy police detective Tim Berhow. They put him through high school and even baptized him into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

It turned out that Lickiss was really from western Canada and had previously been baptized and had also served an LDS mission, Berhow said.

While working for Elite Systems from December 1999 through September 2000, more than $100,000 worth of laptop computers disappeared from the company, according to court documents.

Lickiss bought computer equipment using the credit cards of seven other people, spending $3,100 to nearly $5,000 per purchase, court documents say.

Elite Systems also received two counterfeit checks — for $2,871 and $3,827 — the court documents say.

When questioned by a Salt Lake police detective, Lickiss said he committed the theft and forgery or "something like that," according to court documents.

Salt Lake Deputy District Attorney Kent Morgan would not comment on where prosecutors think Lickiss is.


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