'Rockefeller' Forged New Phony Life

Kidnap dad created yet another identity in Baltimore: cops
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 4, 2008 4:21 AM CDT
FBI agents raid the home of Clark Rockefeller in Baltimore. Md.    (AP Photo/Baltimore Sun, Patrick Smith)
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(Newser) – Bogus blueblood Clark Rockefeller, who went on the lam after abducting his 7-year-old daughter during a custody dispute, was creating a new identity in Baltimore when he was arrested Saturday, reports the Boston Herald. He was using the name Chip Smith or sometimes Clark Rock, and had already been building the foundations of his new life for two years, according to investigators.

“The way he operates, I’m sure he would have started a new life in high-society circles and probably become an upstanding Baltimore citizen," said a police spokesman. Rockefeller, who passed himself off as a member of the famous family, has had several identities, according to investigators, who still aren't certain who he is. His daughter was recovered unharmed and returned to her mom, who lives in London.