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ABC Commission team up to crack down on fake IDs

ABC Commission team up to crack down on fake IDs

(WNCT) A new initiative designed to get fake IDs off the street is being implemented by the ALE and the ABC Commission in North Carolina.

Every week someone in North Carolina is killed due to underage drinking, and according to law enforcement, the illegal cards are part of the problem.

Law enforcement calls the use of illegal cards an epidemic, and the ALE and the ABC Commission teamed up for a weekend to collect as many fakes as possible.

purpose is the safety of our young adults, Andrews said.

As a result of the initiative, 37 ID were taken off the streets.

ninth and the tenth (of September) were the most offenses for utilizing fake ID that I have ever seen in my career, said Eric Swain, scannable fake ids an ALE special agent.

The issue facing law enforcement is that nearly anyone can get a fake ID, so it is difficult for people to tell the difference.

“We really have to concentrate and study what we doing to stay on top of it, Andrews said.

There are books and apps to help spot the cards. Andrews demonstrated an ID barcode reading app.

this app does is pick up whether the bar code itself is in the right format, said Andrews.

Some businesses even have their own scanners to keep up with the changing times.

Law enforcement officers said the use of fake IDs to drink underage will be a problem until people decide to be responsible. In the meantime, they will continue their efforts to collect as many fake IDs as possible.

you going to have a fake ID, I wouldn use it, Swain said.

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