UGA police bust fake ID ring

Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 8:09 AM
Last updated 9:04 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia police say they have cracked a widespread fake ID network and are urging students who bought the phony cards to turn them in or risk facing charges.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told WAGA-TV on Thursday that investigators busted a distribution ring that’s responsible for more than 1,000 fake ID cards.

He said police have the names and information of students who paid $70 to $100 apiece on confiscated hard drives and he’s urging them to turn over the phony cards and fill out a statement to avoid charges.

Williamson said police have already started calling the customers to notify them of the bust. He said arrests of the people who led the distribution ring are forthcoming.

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Chillen 11/04/11 - 10:46 am
Well, UGA is the #1 party

Well, UGA is the #1 party school in the nation.

But, there are bigger issues at hand here. It is absolutely ridiculous that an 18 year old can vote and be called to military service but can't drink.

This needs to change. They are going to drink anyway and law enforcement is spending way too much time dealing with 20 year olds drinking and not enough on real crime.

billcass 11/04/11 - 11:21 am
Couldn't agree more. I know

Couldn't agree more. I know a 19 year old kid who got popped at a "check point" with .03 BAC. Basically, one beer. So now he has to attend AA for 18 months or have a police record. Pure absurdity and a waste of taxpayer dollars.

Vito45 11/04/11 - 01:48 pm
Dittos here. Just be tough

Dittos here. Just be tough with the DUI's.

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