Laval police say tips from the public have led to the dismantling of a two-man fake identification operation worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Police say Mian Suhail and Iqbal Javaid created at least 273 synthetic identities and 20 fake companies.
Synthetic identities purely made up
Synthetic identities are purely made up, as opposed to identity theft which is when criminals steal a real person’s information. According to Laval police, Suhail is wanted in the United States and has used four different identities while in that country. He entered Canada claiming to be a refugee, a claim authorities now believe to be false.
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