UGA students busted for making fake IDs in dorm

Most college dorms barely have enough room for two beds and two desks. It’s hard to imagine having enough room to run a business.

But three University of Georgia students apparently found a way. The trio is facing dozens of felony charges for allegedly producing fake identification cards to sell to underage students.

Following a tip from another roommate, investigators found several phony IDs, a laminating machine and other materials in a room in the East Campus Village. One student was apparently making the IDs and his two friends helped sell them.

“I think at this age, you never think you’re going to get caught,” UGA police Chief Jimmy Williamson told Channel 2 Action News.

But they did get caught, and this ring is believed to be small in comparison to a larger one currently under investigation.

Are fake IDs a part of college, or should university officials continue to crack down on dorm businesses like this?

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JB

September 13th, 2012
8:00 am

This would not be a problem if the drinking age were lowered to 18. If you’re old engoung for voting and joining the military you should be old enough to get a drink.

Whiskey Breath

September 13th, 2012
8:02 am

Under the circumstances of our current immigration laws, I question charging these kids with
a felony. Fake id’s are everywhere and illegals are too. I assume these kids are not illegals.
Tis is more about locking more people in our prison systems. Shame on the judicial system.

ugaalumn

September 13th, 2012
8:03 am

What they should do is arrest the little tattle tail who ratted them out. Sorry for partying

Seriuosly?

September 13th, 2012
8:05 am

Several felonies for some kids making a little extra spending cash? Ahh those Athens police are busy? What about the roommate? Snitch…must have been jealous of all the lovely ladies these boys were scoring

5thyearsenior

September 13th, 2012
8:05 am

they were just doing their part to help the economy

Braves #17 Fan

September 13th, 2012
8:06 am

JB – That’s another discussion altogether. It’s sad how teenagers drool and get all giddy about drinking alcohol.

Pat

September 13th, 2012
8:08 am

It’s not like their making fake passports for terrorists.

Hopefully they don’t throw the book at them.

College kids do stupid things. That won’t change.

j_peter

September 13th, 2012
8:09 am

I agree with JB. There is no reason why the drinking age should be 21.

G'Vegas Dawg

September 13th, 2012
8:11 am

Whiskey Breath – you are 100% correct.

Go Jackets

September 13th, 2012
8:16 am

Love the first two comments by JB and Whiskey Breath. Both are spot on! I dont understand why u arrest two up and coming Business School students….we need more enterprising young men to help boost our economy.

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