Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud; Bank Fraud; Conspiracy to Commit Credit Card Fraud; Credit Card Fraud

ZIYAD ARNAOUT

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Aliases:

Mohammad Abukhdeir, Mohammad Abunkhdier, Ziyad Alarnaout, "Steve"

DESCRIPTION

Date(s) of Birth Used:

February 3, 1971

Place of Birth:

Jordan

Height:

5'3"

Weight:

170 pounds

NCIC:

W501496637

Hair:

Black

Eyes:

Hazel

Sex:

Male

Race:

White (Middle Eastern)

Nationality:

Jordanian

Remarks:

Arnaout is a naturalized United States Citizen, although he is thought to be overseas.

CAUTION

On June 6, 2005, a federal complaint was obtained for Ziyad Arnaout in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, after he allegedly committed more than one million dollars in credit card fraud and was charged with conspiracy to commit credit card fraud. Arnaout was one of the leaders of a large Middle Eastern Criminal Enterprise (MECE) operating in New Jersey and elsewhere. The MECE was engaged in numerous financial fraud schemes and was linked to over four million dollars in credit card fraud and bank fraud. On August 9, 2010, a federal arrest warrant was issued for Arnaout after he was charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud and bank fraud.

If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Field Office: Newark