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News, The Snitch Motown Imposter Alan Young Arrested

Motown Imposter Alan Young Arrested

Alan Young, a veteran con man who has, repeatedly, passed himself off as singer-songwriter Lamont Dozier and other minor Motown celebrities, is back in custody. Police arrested Young, 59, at around midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning after an incident in a…
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News, The Snitch Motown Imposter Alan Young Accused of Trotting Out Old Con Act

Motown Imposter Alan Young Accused of Trotting Out Old Con Act

Back in 2010, local cops caught longtime con man Alan Young's well-worn act. In October of that year, Young was apprehended after a series of cons in which he portrayed himself as Motown singer/songwriter Lamont Dozier, and managed to separate…
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Music, All Shook Down Don't Be Fooled By Oakland's Alan Young -- Here's a Guide to the Motown Stars He Impersonates

Don't Be Fooled By Oakland's Alan Young -- Here's a Guide to the Motown Stars He Impersonates

As you may have heard, there's been a rash of misdemeanorly winings and dinings going on about town lately -- well, for the last couple of decades -- at the hands of one Alan Young, an Oakland sanitation worker…
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News, The Snitch Alan Young Wanted -- Again -- for Impersonating Motown Celebrities You've Never Heard of

Alan Young Wanted -- Again -- for Impersonating Motown Celebrities You've Never Heard of

Ever heard of Cornelius Grant? Lamont Dozier? Unless you're an aficionado of Motown history, probably not. But impersonating these guys in the Bay Area is apparently a lucrative gig.Just ask Alan Young, the former Oakland sanitation worker who has been…
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News, The Snitch Alan Young, Alleged Motown Grifter, Arrested

Alan Young, Alleged Motown Grifter, Arrested

Alan Young was stopped ... in the name of love​It's seven rooms of gloom for Alan Young, the alleged grifter charged with impersonating Motown stars and separating San Franciscans from their dollars. Young -- subject of a rollicking East Bay…
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News, The Snitch Alan Young, Alleged Motown Impostor, On San Francisco Tour

Alan Young, Alleged Motown Impostor, On San Francisco Tour

Police hope Alan Young, accused of pretending to be a Motown legend, will stop ... in the name of love​SF Weekly heard it through the grapevine that an alleged con man who claims to be an obscure Motown celebrity --…
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