VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Some fake drivers licenses, health cards and other documents won’t be hitting the streets.
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Alexander Jesse Lemmon, 20, and Elliot Mashford, 20, are each facing two fraud charges each, while Sean Patrick Weatherill, also 20, faces one charge of being an accomplice.
Police say the men had a system where they asked people to go online and upload a picture of themselves that would be used to get fake Canadian or American ID.
Constable Justin Sutton says the IDs were for places all over North America.
“They run this card through the machine numerous times and they put on different colours for each scan. The first scan could be red, the next scan could be gold. They can even get the bright reflective colours on there to indicate its authentic.”
Police say a number of different hard drives, multiple cell phones and an iPad was seized, along with a lot of packaged PVC cards and a seeprinting machine.
Police were eventually tipped off by a youth who tried to use the ID to buy booze.