Brazilian Man Arrested for Using Fake ID With Jack Nicholson's Photo

4:08 PM PST 02/29/2012 by Rebecca Ford
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Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros had allegedly opened several bank accounts and high-limit credit cards with false names.

A man in Brazil was arrested after he attempted to use a fake ID to open a bank account. However, it wasn’t just any fake ID – it had a photo of Jack Nicholson on it.

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Police in the northeast city of Recife arrested Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros on Tuesday. The 41-year-old man, for some reason, chose to use a photo of the Oscar-winning actor on his forged identification card. Barros used the name Joao Pedro dos Santos on the ID card.

Prior to his arrest, Barros was being tracked by the police for several months following reports of fraudulent activity. When Barros was arrested, he was carrying six different IDs and several checkbooks and credit cards, a police official told CNN.

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According to CNN, Barros looks nothing like the 74-year-old actor, who may be one of the most recognizable faces in the world. The photo of Nicholson used on the forged card seems to be a portrait taken by New York photographer Martin Schoeller.

Police said that Barros has allegedly been using fake identities to open several bank accounts and high-limit credit cards, and then defaulting on the payments.

Barros is charged with using false documents and falsifying of a public document. He is being held in jail, awaiting trial.

 
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