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

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


Date(s) of Birth Used February 3, 1971
Place of Birth Jordan
Hair Black
Eyes Hazel
Height 5'3"
Weight 170 pounds
Sex Male
Race White (Middle Eastern)
Nationality Jordanian
NCIC W501496637


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


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.

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