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NJ Man Poses as Fake Twin to Get Out of Tickets: Police

Authorities say a northern New Jersey man posed as his fictitious, blind twin brother in a bid to delay court hearings on several motor vehicle summonses.

Olawale Agoro, of Hackensack, now faces charges of hindering apprehension, false swearing and resisting arrest.

Rochelle Park police tell The Record that Agoro received five summonses during a July 31 traffic stop. But during a September court appearance, authorities say the 58-year-old Agoro claimed to be his twin brother "Tony."

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Suspicious of the claims, the officer who issued the tickets saw Agoro driving later that day and issued him three more tickets.

Agoro then allegedly twice got adjournments after "Tony" sought them from court clerks.

A telephone number for him couldn't be located Saturday, and it wasn't known if he's retained an attorney.

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