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State Cracking Down on Fake State ID's

If you're thinking that you can get away with a fake New York State driver's license, think again.
 
The state has begun to issue new licenses that have more than 30 new security features, making them, according to officials, almost impossible to fake.

They'll be issued over the next eight years as new licenses, or replacements, when existing ones expire.

The Department of Motor Vehicles says they are targeting underage individuals, who who might use fake licenses to purchase liquor and then get behind the wheel.

"We recovered over 2,000 quality counterfeit drivers' licenses during events, including events down in the Binghamton area and at Darien Lake.  They had an event this weekend and we recovered 60 counterfeit drivers' licenses," said Owen McShane Director of Investigations, DMV.

McShane says phony licenses have become very high quality, and difficult to detect through ordinary means, hence the need for the new secure licenses.


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