MADISON Wis. - Terry Lieving allegedly used multiple personalities, including a priest, psychiatrist and Secret Service agent, to gain people's personal information, according to a criminal complaint.
Lieving, 50, of Madison, faces repeat offender charges of stalking with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of an electric weapon, forgery, fraudulent writing and impersonating a police officer. He has previously been convicted of fraud and forgery.
Lieving commented on a Facebook update of a woman who had posted information about her advocacy work for the homeless, according to a complaint. Lieving signed his post as Andrew Liebing, a clinical director for a counseling center.
The victim told police when she met Lieving he identified himself as a former priest and current medical doctor focused on psychiatric and personal counseling. Lieving told her he worked with a courthouse to evaluate people for "fitness to stand trial" and to determine a sex offender's danger level.
According to the complaint, Lieving said he had been recruited to two tours of duty in Washington D.C., to work for law enforcement and the Secret Service. The woman told police she saw him carry a handgun, stun gun and Mace in a backpack, and he always wore a Secret Service pin and ear piece.
The victim told police Lieving convinced her she was in danger because of her work with the homeless community. The woman said Lieving convinced her to give him access to her personal information and contact lists and that she was not safe handling phone calls in regards to the homeless population.
According to the complaint, Lieving convinced the woman to give him consent to have all her calls and text messages forwarded to his phone. Lieving also wanted them to get a joint cellphone so he could monitor all calls and texts for her safety.
The victim told police she helped a homeless man, who was also a Wisconsin registered sex offender, buy a bus ticket to move away from Madison. Lieving told the woman that helping the homeless man would cause her to lose custody of her children.
The woman told police she began to believe Lieving was pretending to be an advocate for the homeless to obtain information about vulnerable people she had helped for future fraudulent activities.
According to the complaint, the woman became concerned Lieving may have bugged her residence or accessed her financial information.
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