CBP denies report
A Canadian man uses a scanned image of his passport from his iPad to get past Customer and Border Protection officials, according to a report from the AP.
The man was going to drop of Christmas presents when he realized he forgot his passport. Instead of making the multiple hour trek back home he decided to try the scanned image he had stored on his iPad. He had scanned the image in case the document was ever stolen.
After a few minutes of contemplation at the border the CBP officer let him pass. Canadian and U.S. citizens need a passport of Passport Card to cross the northern border.
CBP has since denied the claim. “In this case, the individual had both a driver’s license and birth certificate, which the CBP officer used to determine identity and citizenship in order to admit the traveler into the country,” states a release from the agency.
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