Police in New York City say they have found proof that mimic, Honus Snell, was not only the person on some recent Michael Jackson telephone tapes but that he has made and sold hundreds of thousands of such tapes over the years.
"It could even run into the millions", stated Police Captain Jack Levinski. "This guy is really good."
Apparently the scams were made up from Snell's recording studio and after reading all about Jackson and possibly some stars like the late David Carradine, Snell would make these fake calls and record them.
Then he would take his cut and sell them through sources that supplied many international tabloids.
"There's a whole lot of stuff to look into as he kept copies of some of the tapes", stated the Captain. "We have turned them over to the experts who are calling in people who can tell original voices from fakes. You cannot tell them apart with your regular hearing."
Before we left, the Captain stated that it was a strange arrest.
"He learned several of our voices and we got all balled up on who was talking and what they were saying. It's funny now but it wasn't then. Why this guy didn't just perform for an audience, I don't know."