Austin police charge 2 in fake ID operation February 13, 2018

Austin police charge 2 in fake ID operation

During the past few months the Downtown Area Command Metro Tactical Team has initiated multiple operations in an effort to reduce underage drinking in the Downtown Austin entertainment district. As part of the operations, the team has targeted the use and manufacturing of fake identification cards (IDs). During the first two operations the unit cited over 120 minors trying to utilize fake IDs to enter bars/clubs in the entertainment district with the intention to consume alcohol beverages. A few weeks ago, the unit received confidential information about a subject living near the UT campus that was manufacturing counterfeit identification cards from different states and selling them to students or anyone willing to spend $60 $200. The Texas Department of Public Safety assisted during this operation.

Officers were able to identify the suspects as:

Undercover officers made contact with Nisheet, scannable fake ids who agreed to sell the officers a counterfeit state identification card for $200. With the information APD gathered during the initial investigation, the DTAC Metro Tac Team was able to obtain a search warrant for both subject’s residences. The search warrants yielded the following items used to manufacture counterfeit state identification cards:

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