Brantley Gilbert Imposter Charged With Two Felonies

Police say 25-year-old pretended to be Brantley to get music equipment, electronics, clothes and more.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—but it got an Indiana guy two felony counts.

Authorities say 25-year-old Thomas Michael Barth pretended to be Brantley Gilbert and Brantley's agent to get more than $12,000 of music equipment, clothes, electronics and "personal products," The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind., reports.

The suspect sent e-mails and text messages posing as Brantley to get the stuff, police charged. Most of it has been returned to the victims, musician Kevin Kyle and a store, Robert's Signs.

Barth was arrested on two felony counts of theft, the newspaper reports.

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