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Local Pink Floyd Poser Charged With Theft By Swindle

05/01/2013 - 11:25 AM

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota man is accused of posing as Pink Floyd band member and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills at a St. Cloud hospital.

The 53-year-old Monticello man was booked into the Stearns County Jail on a possible charge of theft by swindle. Police say the man came to St. Cloud Hospital April 20 for treatment, claimed he was Pink Floyd band member David Gilmour and didn't have insurance. He was treated and released, but not before signing an autograph for an employee's son.

The St. Cloud Times says hospital security was suspicious about the man's identity and his medical records were flagged. The man returned for treatment several days later. Police confronted the man and say he admitted his identity and was arrested.

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