Fraudster is sent to prison over false ID scam
A man has been jailed for passport and identity crimes after his "complicated" scam was exposed.
Khurram Abbas Khokhar (31) from Pakistan, was discovered by UK Border Agency Officers travelling on a ferry from Belfast to Stranraer.
He claimed to be an Irish national resident in the UK, and had photocopies of an Irish passport and ID. But checks re vealed he had previously arrived at borders under two different Pakistani identities.
Further investigations uncovered evidence Khokhar had obtained two Irish passports and other identity documents under a number of different aliases. One included using the identity of a man who had died in 2006.
Khokhar was sentenced at Belfast Crown Court to 12 months for conspiring to make a false statement to procure a passport, and 16 months for possession of a false identity with intent.