A KCCI investigation reveals that minors in Iowa are easily capable of getting fake identification to acquire alcohol or go into bars.
Whether it is a brother, sister or teslin fake id, 20-year-old Kaitlyn Harward says if there’s a will there’s a way.
“You get to a residence party or anything first and also midnight, someone’s like ‘Alright, let’s go,’ and you go without having one, and as soon as you get there there’s one for you,” said Howard. “I believe a lot of times they generally do what’s called ‘pass backs’ on the bars.”
It means the identical ID could be used to get several people into one bar in just one night.
But now, minors will new lengths to have their practical high-tech very believable fake IDs. The technology can be obtained online.
“Looking at the photos and everything else, they appear as real as what would be from the state agency,” said Jeff Hartschorn of your West Des Moines Police Department.
For about $100, everything’s correct like the minor’s height, weight and address. The web based businesses only changes the license number and last two digits of the minor’s birth year.
How do you determine if the ID is real or perhaps a fake? Hartschorn said shine a black light upon it. “Around the fraudulent or fictitious ID, there’s no hologram.”
However the problem doesn’t stop there. Minors can also pay extra, $200 or maybe more, to acquire their Novelty ID be black light and scan-proof, so that it is almost impossible for anybody to differentiate.
To really make it harder to mimic the advanced fake IDs, the Iowa Department of Transportation changes driver’s license formats every three to five years.
“Our newer style license has another photograph on it. The backdrop of your license is much more intricate. There’s more detail inside the background of it plus there’s some features that happen to be tactile that one could feel: The signature I can feel, I will have the birth date through the photograph,” said Paul Steir of the Iowa DOT.
But even with all the constant changes, Steir said the underlying issue surpasses minors.
“It’s a problem of Homeland Security. It’s an issue of fugitives, After all anybody looking to hide their teslin id, trying to get into facilities. So it’s a really broad reaching good reason that the 59dexjpky government is even involved with tracking down folks that can make counterfeits,” said Steir.
The latest driver’s license format was published during 2010, and Steir said the DOT is already working to make a brand new format.