Man who posed as Walt Disney's relative gave out invalid tickets to Disneyland

SANTA CLARITA (California) (AP) - The authorities say a man has been arrested after claiming to be a member of the Walt Disney family and giving away invalid Disneyland passes.

Los Angeles county sheriff's officials say the man called himself "Stephen Disney" and had a fake driver's licence and tax forms that falsely claimed income from Walt Disney Corp.

The statement says he gave Disneyland passes to a woman for a raffle. When the winner took the passes to Disneyland, she learned they had not been activated.

Deputies determined that the man's name was Stephen David Urquidez, 51, and the passes were stolen from a store.

He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and having a driver's licence with a forged state seal, which is a felony.

The man was released after posting a US$20,000 (S$25,000) bond.