A Pakistani national has been sentenced to two years of probation by a US court for creating a fake identity by using a counterfeit passport to file an application for a social security card.
Amjad Iqbal, a citizen of Pakistan lawfully residing in Connecticut, had pleaded guilty.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on June 13, 2001, Iqbal, using a counterfeit Pakistani passport and Immigration and Naturalisation Employment Card in the name of Asif Ali, filed an application for a social security card.
Iqbal stated on his application to the Social Security District Office in Manhattan, New York that he had not received a social security number before, which was a material misrepresentation as he had previously received such a number in his own name.
Based upon his misrepresentation, the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration issued a social security number to him in the name of Asif Ali.
On February 3, 2006, Iqbal applied for a capital one platinum visa card in the name of Asif Ali. In the application, he used the social security number issued in the name of Asif that he fraudulently obtained in June 2001, the FBI said.