WNY college town cracking down on fake IDs

Posted at 11:28 AM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 11:28:45-05

Fredonia Police have a issue that many college towns face, a glut of fake driver's licenses.

Recently, police say they have seen a significant increase of the fake IDs, usually associated with underage drinking.

With the help of the NYS DMV, undercover officers reviewed the licenses of patrons entering downtown bars in early February.

17 people were caught with a fake ID and were charged with possessing a fraudulent driver’s license. All arrested were released on appearance tickets and are scheduled to appear in court on a later date.

Back in 2017 a similar investigation netted 26 arrests. The department says plans are being made for further investigations.

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