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KC metro man charged with identity theft, false impersonation

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Posted at 8:03 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 21:03:32-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City metro man who has been on law enforcement's radar since the 1990s has again been accused of running a scam.

Johnson County prosecutors alleged that John Lim mistreated an elderly man, stole his identity and pretended to be an attorney.

Lim is charged with mistreatment greater than $1,500, six counts of identity theft and false impersonation.

A judge set his latest bond at $100,000.

Court documents state the crimes began in April and continued through July of this year.

The mistreatment charge accuses Lim of taking an elderly man's personal property or financial resources for his own benefit.

Lim is a familiar presence in Johnson County District Court. He has been accused and pleaded, or been found guilty of, writing a bad check, promoting prostitution and a host of other charges.

Lim will likely make his first appearance on the latest charges on Wednesday.