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CBP Nabs Imposter at Detroit Metro Airport

Release Date: 
April 8, 2014

DETROIT- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations at Detroit Metro Airport announces the arrest of a man for alleged violation of immigration law. The United Kingdom (UK) citizen attempted to enter the United States as an imposter with an alleged borrowed document.

"Our CBP officers' ability to detect imposters using legitimate documents and prevent suspected immigration law violators from entering our country is attributed to their training which is vital and allows them to perform their inspectional duties and support our CBP mission," said Devin Chamberlain, CBP Port Director.

On Thursday, April 3, at the Detroit Metro Airport, a 24-year old United Kingdom citizen, who resides in the United Kingdom, was a passenger aboard a flight arriving from London Heathrow Airport. The man was referred for a secondary inspection of his travel documents.

In passport control secondary, CBP officers noticed the passport presented was damaged and appeared to have been washed. Also, the passenger had different physical features than what was presented in the British passport photo. In addition, a baggage examination revealed a debit card bearing a different name than what appears on the passport.

During his interview, the man admitted his true identity which was the same as the name on the debit card.

He was arrested by CBP officers and is currently facing a federal criminal complaint on charges of misuse of a passport and fraud.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021