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Employers: Feltham identity fraudster jailed

02 May 2013

A Feltham man who used a false identity to try and get a British passport has been jailed, following an investigation by our Home Office Immigration Enforcement officers.

Md Ziaur Rahman, 33-year-old, had originally come to the UK legally on a work permit in 2004.

Our Immigration Enforcement investigators were alerted when he applied for a British passport using the assumed name of Sadique Miah.

He submitted an altered birth certificate and Bangladeshi passport in the Miah name to support his application. The pa... ssport contained a false residency permit.

Rahman was arrested at his home address in Leigh Place, Feltham, on 16 April. Our officers discovered that he had used the assumed Miah identity to open bank accounts and obtain work in the UK.

He was charged with 2 counts of possession of a false identity document.

At a hearing at Isleworth crown court on Wednesday 1 May he pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Sarah Burton, assistant director, Home Office West London Immigration Enforcement team, said:

'Rahman seems to have built his life in the UK on a lie and for a time successfully managed to keep under the radar of the authorities.

'However, there was only so long he could evade detection and I hope this case sends out a warning to those who would try to con their way round our immigration system.

'We will seek to remove him from the UK once he has served his sentence.'

Anyone with information about immigration offenders can report crime on this website, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.