What A Joker: Man Arrested Using Star's ID

A man has been arrested in Brazil after he tried to open a bank account using forged ID with a photo of Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson.

Ricardo Sergio Freire de Barros, 41, was picked up by police in the northeastern city of Recife and charged with using false documents and forgery.

He also was carrying identification documents belonging to other people.

A copy of the forged document released by police shows a photo of Nicholson's face next to the signature of "Joao Pedro dos Santos" and a fingerprint.

"The document with the photo of the actor and other false identification were used to start a fictitious company - and with it also open a bank account," said Erivaldo Guerra, who is leading the civil police investigation.

"That way, he would use the limits on the cheques and the credit cards to steal money."

Police said Freire de Barros was already being investigated for fraudulent activity when he was arrested.

Nicholson , 74, won Oscars for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms Of Endearment (1983) and As Good As It Gets (1997).

He also achieved critical acclaim for his portrayal of The Joker in Batman.

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