Forged ID: Brad Pitt's Photo, Arabic Name
Jun. 29, 2006
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) _ A Jordanian salesman who tried to use an identity card with Brad Pitt's photo was on trial in the Emirates, a newspaper reported Thursday.
The 29-year-old salesman allegedly forged the card with the Hollywood actor's picture and an Arabic name in an attempt to steal more than $22,000 left unclaimed at an exchange house where his brother worked as a teller, according to a report in the daily Gulf News.
The man, who told police he did not know who Brad Pitt was, said in court Wednesday that he downloaded the photo from the Internet, the newspaper reported. Police were reportedly alerted by an informant.
Dubai's public prosecutors charged the man with forgery and embezzlement. A spokesman for the prosecutor's office was not immediately able to comment on the trial.