Thursday, May 15, 2008

Man Nabbed With Fake ID During Immigration Training (WLWT-Cincinnati, OH)

Man Nabbed With Fake ID During Immigration Training

POSTED: 12:37 pm EDT May 15, 2008

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Customs officers arrested an alleged illegal immigrant Tuesday as they conducted training intended to help prevent people from using fake identification to obtain driver’s licenses.

According to authorities, Joseph Yeboah, a Ghanaian national, tried to apply for an Ohio driver’s permit using a counterfeit Permanent Resident Card at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where local immigration authorities were training employees how to spot false identification.

An employee asked border patrol agents to examine Yeboah’s green card, and they determined the card was fake and called Arlington Heights police.

Yeboah, who authorities said had been living illegally in this country, was charged with falsification, possessing criminal tools and tampering with records.

After he is prosecuted in Ohio, federal authorities will attempt to have Yeboah deported.

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