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Imposter Arrested for Using Another’s U.S. Passport

Release Date: 
November 4, 2015

YUMA, Ariz.–Border Patrol agents arrested an imposter Nov. 1 for fraudulently using another person’s valid U.S. Passport.

A male Mexican national was travelling through Wellton Station’s eastbound immigration checkpoint on Interstate 8, east of Yuma, when the arrest took place. He claimed to be a U.S. citizen and presented a valid U.S. passport that agents determined belonged to another person. He then admitted to paying 500 pesos for the document.

The subject will be processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. 

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017