‘Sherlock Holmes character’ held on forgery charge

Quentin G. Stanhope is a spy character in a Sherlock Holmes book

This man told the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office his name is Quentin G. Stanhope. Officials pointed out that is the name of a Sherlock Holmes character. He faces forgery charges, Sept. 12, 2014 (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
This man told the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office his name is Quentin G. Stanhope. Officials pointed out that is the name of a Sherlock Holmes character. He faces forgery charges, Sept. 12, 2014 (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A man who told authorities his name is Quentin G. Stanhope is in jail on forgery charges. But authorities don’t think that’s his name.

Quentin G. Stanhope is a spy character in a Sherlock Holmes book, and he’s been using the name since about 2005, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Stanhope was arrested after his home and business, Q-Tax & Bookkeeping Services, were searched. He’s being held on $1.5 million bail on first-degree forgery, first-degree theft and identity theft charges.

Investigators believe he may have ties to Massachusetts and Florida. Anyone who may have information about who “Stanhope” is is urged to contact to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 541.265.4277, extension 0668.

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