Skip to comments.Heathfield name same as dead baby (Someone watched 'Day of the Jackal')
Posted on 06/30/2010 5:44:27 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
David Heathfield, an Ontario resident, said yesterday that the alleged Russian spy known as Donald Heathfield stole the identity of his younger brother who died when he was 6 weeks old.
When we first heard about it, we thought it was a joke, David Heathfield said. Then it was a shock to us. How can somebody get away using our family name as an alias for so long and not be detected?
He said his mother, Shirley, is distressed by the discovery that the child she lost to crib death has had his name stolen.
David Heathfield, 51, said he has reviewed the FBI affidavit that includes details of a Canadian birth certificate authorities found stashed in a Cambridge safe-deposit box by the alleged spy. The name on the document was Donald Howard Graham Heathfield.
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I think more and more countries have birth and death certificates cross referrenced within their country, so this is becoming harder to get away with. However, using a Canadian birth certificate in the U.S. is pretty clever.
‘Day Of The Jackal’ did indeed show the process of obtaining fraudulent identity this way, and both the book and movie were excellent entertainment and highly recommended (however, don’t mistake ‘Day Of The Jackal’, made in the 70s, with the later Bruce Willis movie ‘The Jackal’, the earlier movie is much better).
Yes, yes and yes.
The Bruce Willis version isn’t terrible on it’s own, but compared to the original, can’t hold a candle.
Also supposedly based on fact. I believe DeGaul was the intended target.