A Chattanooga, Tenn., man has been charged with identity theft after he allegedly tried to apply for a handgun permit using the name of former President Obama.

Robert Joseph Hallick was arrested last week and faces perjury, forgery and identity theft charges, local ABC affiliate NewsChannel 9 reported on Monday

Hallick allegedly sent in an application on Jan. 21 for a Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Handgun Permit, according to an arrest report.


The application was under the name “President Barack H. Obama" and included the ex-commander in chief's forged signature.

In addition to the form, Hallick reportedly also sent in a $50 check and a fake letter "bearing the United States of America seal with United States Department of State letterhead," according to the report.

The falsified application came after Hallick was initially denied a handgun permit under his own name in November because of an active warrant for his arrest in Michigan.