A fake French identity card was found on a Russian man - when the matter was investigated at the Finnish border, A wedding costing 1,500 euros unfolds in the background
Two forgery crimes have been revealed at the Vaalimaa border crossing: a Russian man was found with a fake French identity card, while a Russian woman's passport had false stamps.
A fake French identity card was found on a Russian man during the departure inspection at the Vaalimaa border crossing.
Two counterfeiting crimes have been revealed at the border of South-Eastern Finland.
Last Thursday, a fake French identity card was found in the possession of a Russian man at the Vaalimaa border crossing during the departure inspection.
According to the Border Guard, the card's security factors differed from a genuine identity card.
The man said that he came to Europe's common internal border area, i.e. the Schengen area, in October 2021 and that he had stayed in France, Germany, and Sweden.
The man said he got a French identity card through a marriage of convenience. The marriage of convenience had cost 1,500 euros.
The man was transferred to Russia. He has been summoned as a defendant for the district court hearing to be held in August.
Fake stamps in the passport
On Saturday, on the other hand, there were stamps in the travel document of the Russian woman, which were revealed to be false during the departure inspection. This incident also came to light at the Vaalimaa border crossing.
The passport presented by the woman had a total of 16 wrong border crossing stamps, eight of which were stamps from Schengen countries.
In addition, the Indonesian visa in the passport was suspected to be incorrect.
During the interrogation, the woman admitted that she had obtained a total of 16 false stamps in her passport on four different occasions, as well as a false Indonesian visa with border crossing stamps.
The purpose of the fake stamps was to cover up the real length of stay in the Schengen area. The woman received a summons for forgery and a foreigner's violation.
He will probably be extradited to Russia on Monday. The decision on conversion is made by the Finnish Immigration Service.
The fakes aim to cover up the duration of the stay
Russians are allowed to stay in the Schengen area for 90 days per six months.
According to Ossi Fonselius, head of the crime prevention unit of the Southeastern Finland Border Guard, fake stamps is usually used to cover up the length of stay.
- The root causes of fakes rarely come to our attention. In general, fake stamps are used to cover up how long one has actually been in the Schengen area, Fonselius says.