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Jack Nicholson photo used by Brazilian man for fake ID

02/29/2012 by Kristina Lopez

A man in Brazil attempted to open up a bank account with a fake ID featuring a photo of actor Jack Nicholson.

Police in Recife, Brazil arrested Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros after he tried to open a bank account, according to CNN. Beyond the fact that Nicholson is one of the most-recognizable faces in the world, the report adds that Barros, 41, looks nothing like the "Chinatown" star.

Barros did not use Nicholson's name on the ID. He went by Joao Pedro dos Santos on that ID featuring the star's photo.

Barros was arrested on February 28, however, police had been tracking him for three months due to multiple reports of fraudulent activity. Barros had allegedly been using fake IDs to open bank accounts and credit card and later defaulted on the debts.

When the suspect was arrested he had six different IDs on him as well as several checkbooks and credit cards. Barros is being held in jail awaiting trial.

Nicholson is known for films such as "The Shining" and "Chinatown," and won Oscars for his role in the movies "As Good As It Gets," "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" and "Terms of Endearment." He recently appeared in the romantic comedy "How Do You Know?" with Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd.

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