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Investigation into Manufacture, Sale and Possession of False Identification - Nashua
On April 27, 2021, Kareem Mohamed Abdelaziz, 19, of Nashua, New Hampshire was arrested and charged with two counts of Manufacture, Sale and Possession of False Identification, in violation of RSA 179:62.
An investigation conducted by the New Hampshire State Police – Troop G Investigations Unit revealed that Abdelaziz had solicited orders and sold counterfeit driver’s licenses that purported to be official documents issued by State government. All of the counterfeit driver’s licenses contained fraudulent information, to include a symbol representing it to be “Real ID” compliant.
“Real ID” driver’s licenses are a product of the Real ID Act passed in 2005. As part of the Act, a minimum number of security standards were implemented by each state in the issuance of their driver’s licenses “Real ID” complaint driver’s licenses can be used to board planes and gain entrance to federal buildings, amongst other uses.
The charges against Abdelaziz are class B Felonies, a crime that carries a maximum possible penalty of up to a $4,000 fine and up to seven years in prison for each offense.
Abdelaziz was released on personal recognizance bail. He will be arraigned at the Hillsborough Superior Court on a date to be determined.
Members of New Hampshire State Police - Troop G were assisted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The New Hampshire State Police Troop G – Investigations Unit is comprised of highly skilled Troopers who are assigned to the Division of Motor Vehicles. They have received specialized training in the detection of fraud and fraudulent documentation and are often called upon for their expertise in this area.