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African stopped at U.S. border was carrying N.S. man’s ID

A Bedford man who lost his wallet in Quebec more than two years ago was shocked to learn Wednesday that a West African man tried to use his identification to enter the United States just before Christmas. Oumar Kah was arrested Dec. 22 at the Calais, Maine, border crossing carrying a Nova Scotia birth certificate and health card in the name of Daniel Michael Pearson and a New Brunswick identification card issued that same day in the same name. “You’re kidding me,” Mr. Pearson said Wednesday when told of the arrest. “No one even called or anything. You’re the first person who actually even mentioned it.” The 23-year-old seasonal construction worker and father of two said he lost his jacket and wallet just outside Montreal in the fall of 2003 during a short stop on the highway to change drivers. Mr. Kah, 29, is a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Full Story

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