Eastpointe man allegedly steals state representative’s identity

By: Brian Wells | Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published July 22, 2022




EASTPOINTE — A local man accused of stealing a state representative’s identity is heading to circuit court.

In a press release sent by the Michigan Department of Attorney General, it was stated that Christopher Still, 24, of Eastpointe, was bound over to Macomb County Circuit Court July 19 by District Court Judge Kathleen Galen.

Still is accused of stealing Michigan Rep. Tyrone Carter’s identity and opening three car insurance policies in Carter’s name. Carter is a Democrat who represents part of Detroit, Ecorse and River Rouge. According to his biography on his legislative website, he worked for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years and attained the rank of executive lieutenant before his retirement in 2008.

Still is facing three counts of insurance fraud for obtaining an insurance policy using the victim’s name and date of birth, a four-year felony; three counts of identity theft for obtaining an insurance policy in the victim’s name using his date of birth, a five-year felony; and three counts of using a computer to commit a crime for using a computer to commit the identity theft and insurance fraud, the press release states.

Carter did not return a request for comment.

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services Fraud Investigation Unit worked with the Department of Attorney General on the case.

“I appreciate the work done by our partners at DIFS to secure charges in this case,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. “We will not hesitate to pursue action against those who commit identity theft and fraud.”

Still is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 8 in the Macomb County Circuit Court. His attorney, Carla Marable, did not return a request for comment.