In Ocean's Eleven (2001), the character Frank Catton is a blackjack dealer. According to him, his true identity "can't get past the gaming board", so he invents a fake identity to use (Ramón Escalante).
Later, Linus runs a con on Benedict in order to get some codes they need for the main heist. Linus pretends to be from the Nevada Gaming Commission, and claims to have evidence that one of Benedict's dealers (Ramon) is actually a convicted felon. For some reason, this con involves exposing Frank's true identity.
Why would they expose Frank like that?
Wouldn't it be better to use a made-up name? Perhaps even someone who looks like Frank and has a real conviction record?
They obviously didn't expect Benedict to check on Linus's credentials, so why should they expect him to check Frank's conviction record?
Aren't they taking a huge risk? If Benedict suspected Frank's involvement in the larger heist, couldn't he use Frank's identity and past criminal associations to track down the rest of the crew?