A bond of $1 million was set in court this morning for an American Eagle flight attendant accused of stealing another man’s identity to fly around the world. Jophan Porter, 38, was charged with six counts of identity fraud Friday and is currently in Miami-Dade County jail. He also faces multiple counts of possessing stolen or fraudulent identification and forgery.
Porter assumed the identity of Anthony Frair, who lives in New York and claims not to know the man, authorities claim. Porter is reported to be from Guyana and in the U.S. illegally.
Considering the tighter security enforced after 9/11, the FBI and other agencies are trying to figure out how Porter was able to beat the enhanced screening and be hired as a flight attendant.
“American Eagle is actively involved in the investigation with law enforcement authorities, including the FBI. Further information on this case should come from law enforcement authorities who are handling the investigation,” an American Airlines statement read.
Porter was arrested at Miami International Airport after he just got back from a London flight. He was caught with several driver’s licenses, a passport and a Department of Transportation identification card with the name Anthony Frair on them, an arrest report stated.
The real Anthony Frair was trying to apply for food stamps when he discovered the fraud and alerted authorities, the report said.
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