Man Tried To Sneak Mistress Into U.S. Using Wife's Passport

The pair was busted at Detroit's Ambassador Bridge

October 22, 2019 - 4:45 pm
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A Macedonian woman is facing federal charges after authorities say her boyfriend tried to smuggle her into the U.S. on his wife's passport.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit, 52-year-old Lenche Krcoska and her boyfriend Rahim Javorovac, a former Michigan resident, tried to enter the U.S. through Windsor last month.

Authorities say Krcoska tried to pass herself off as Elmira Javorovac, Rahim's wife, at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, the Customs and Border Protection Officer noticed that something amiss.

"CBPO A. Faraj suspected that Krcoska might be an impostor to the United States passport she presented as she did not appear to match the photograph on the passport of Elmira Javorovac," the complaint reads. "CBPO A. Faraj requested further documentation from Krcoska, which she was unable to produce."

The complaint alleges that Krcoska then lied when asked if she was a U.S. citizen, and if that was indeed her passport. 

When Krcoska was fingerprinted, officials said, it was discovered that she wasn't who she'd said she was, and that she'd applied for a U.S. visa and was denied in 2015.

As for how she got into Canada, officials said Krcoska managed to fly in under another alias, Ellen Treneska, back in July. 

When questioned, border officials said Rahim Javorovac admitted Krcoska wanted to come visit him in the U.S. He said that since she didn't have a visa, he suggested she use his wife's passport, and she agreed.  

Krcoska has been charged with improper use of another's passport and false representation as a U.S. citizen. She faces a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.