FBI: Jet Passenger Tried To Fly With False Name

ATLANTA (AP) — A Delta Air Lines passenger is accused of flying from Atlanta to Birmingham in one person’s name, then obtaining boarding passes in someone else’s name for two more flights on United Airlines.

Robert Quran Hick is also accused of twice trying to enter a secured area of the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport by going up a downward escalator after arriving on the flight from Atlanta Sunday.

An FBI agent says Hick was able to get a United Airlines representative at the Alabama airport to book him on two other United flights to Chicago and Colorado Springs.

He faces federal charges of entry by false pretenses and fraud in connection with identification documents.

Kevin Butler of the federal public defender’s office, which is representing Hick, didn’t immediately return a phone call Tuesday.

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