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Fraudulent Canadian Docs Seized by CBP

Release Date: 
July 22, 2015

DETROIT- U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Ambassador Bridge seized multiple counterfeit identification and credit cards found during an inspection.

On July 17, 2015, CBP Officers conducting an inspection of two Canadian citizens, a 22 year-old male resident of Toronto and a 24 year old female who resides in Brampton, discovered 14 identification and credit cards that appeared to be counterfeit. These cards included similar looking Canadian Naturalization Cards, Ontario Driver’s License and Social Insurance Cards. 

All of the documents and credit cards were seized and turned over to ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) pending further investigation.

"CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny," said David Beculheimer, Acting Port Director. “That vigilance resulted in the prevention of fraudulent documents being used to possibly cross the border.”

Both Canadians were found to be inadmissible to the United States and allowed to withdraw their application for admission and return to Canada.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017