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Guy Allegedly Poses As Nickelback Member To Get Some Sick Drum Equipment

Can someone remind him of who he really is?

Look at this photograph.

Lee Howard Koenig in a booking photo from Port St. Lucie police.
Lee Howard Koenig in a booking photo from Port St. Lucie police.

It is not a photograph of Daniel Adair, drummer for chronically underrated band Nickelback. It is a photo of Lee Howard Koenig, a 45-year-old man from Port St. Lucie, Florida, who is accused of impersonating Adair in an attempt to fraudulently obtain thousands of dollars worth of drumming equipment.

Here's the real Daniel Adair.
Here's the real Daniel Adair.

Koenig allegedly used a fake email address — danieladair1975@gmail.com — to contact a company from in Vienna, Austria. Claiming to be Adair, he ordered $25,000 worth of equipment to be sent to his residence in Florida, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Huffington Post.

He identified himself as Daniel Adair with Nickelback and said that he was looking for some microphones and tried to place an order via an email,” Port St. Lucie Detective Detective Paul Griffith told TC Palm.

One of the company’s reps rightly found the order suspicious and contacted Adair, who confirmed he did not place it. The email address used was not his, and he does live in Florida. Investigators say they were able to determine that the IP address used to send the email came from Koenig.

Koenig is also a drummer. On a public Facebook page identified as his by the Port St. Lucie police, he describes his personal interests as, “PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TRYING TO GET A PIECE OF ME, HOT FUDGE, FISHING, AND ROCKING THE SHIT ON MY DRUMS.”

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