Anchor David Baron tells us about the identity stolen by one of the suspected Russian spies. Donald Heathfield was the name of a Canadian infant who died in 1963. His brother David told the CBC that he was shocked when he found out his name was used by the accused Russian operative.
DAVID BARON: One of the suspected Russian spies now in U.S. custody went by the name of Donald Heathfield. He's the one that attended Harvard University's Kennedy's School of Government. The FBI says, Donald Heathfield is not his real name and we now know where the alleged spy got his identity. He stole it from a Canadian Donald Heathfield, who died in Montreal in 1963. David Heathfield of Brampton, Ontario, says his younger brother Donald, died when he was just six weeks old ? a case of sudden infant death syndrome. Mr. Heathfield told the CBC that his brother's death notice may have been used to steal is identity.
DAVID HEATHFIELD: You know there's only two things that would link those names to the Heathfields, a death notice from Donald, which was put in the Montreal Gazette and a death notice from my father, which was put in the Hamilton Spectator. Those are the only two connections that ? it's not like we're famous or anything ? that our name would be in the paper that often. Those are the only two times that it probably would be.
BARON: Heathfield says that the discovery that his deceased brother's identity was used by an alleged Russian spy was shocking and it's lead to some annoying questions.
heathfield: You know people ask us, are we connected to the Russian mob? Are we Russian spies? Well we haven't been to Russia or have any connect to any to anybody that's within Russia.
BARON: David Heathfield says neither he or his family has been connected so far by the FBI.