Stephen Disney and His Free Disneyland Passes Were Not All They Were Cracked Up to Be
Boasting he was an heir and member of the famed family, Stephen Disney gave Disneyland passes to a nonprofit. For validation, all one needed to do was look at his driver's license and W-2 tax form from Disney.
The thing is, the license and W-2 are fakes, the Disneyland passes were stolen and Stephen Disney is really Stephen David Urquidez, according to authorities.
After it was discovered the passes were stolen from a Santa Clarita retail business, Urquidez, 51, of Canyon Country, was arrested on suspicion of burglary, booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station and released hours later after posing $20,000 bond.
The ruse would have been discovered at the theme park gate anyway because the passes that were to be raffled off had not been activated.
An investigation determined the fake driver's license with the name of Stephen Disney had a forged state seal on it and that Urquidez, as you might have expected, had nothing to do with Disney, Disneyland or the Disney family.
Here is the special bulletin authorities released in case other victims were scammed:
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