Ukrainian overstayer caught impersonating U.S. high school student

AP

Police say a Pennsylvania student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired.

Artur Samarin was arrested and charged Tuesday by the Harrisburg police.

Police say he pretended to be Harrisburg High School student Asher Potts, who was in the National Honor Society. Samarin was actively involved at the school, working with a student advisory group on a food bank.

Police say he had a Pennsylvania driver’s license in Potts’ name when he was arrested.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Samarin, who remained in jail Thursday on charges including identity theft and tampering with public records.

  • koedo

    You mean an overstayer was actually caught? I though that was only a fairy tale.