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TACOMA (AP) - The state liquor board has shut down a fake-ID operation in an apartment here.
Authorities seized five computers, scanners, lamination machines, fake-ID applications, 50 phony driver's licenses and a digital camera Friday. Officers also found a shotgun, knives and instructions for making a briefcase bomb.Free More Buy Wiki Available Id Book And fake Mississippi Shipping wHqwvF6
"This is unquestionably the biggest fraudulent-ID program in the history of the board," said Rex Prout of the Washington State Liquor Control Board.
The agency worked with the Tacoma Police Department, FBI and state Department of Corrections in responding to an anonymous tip received Monday.
After several days of surveillance, a 20-year-old Tacoma man was arrested. He was being held in the Pierce County Jail on probation violations.
The man charged as much as $75 for two ID cards, authorities say.
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Investigators believe most of his customers were underage and using the IDs to buy alcohol or to gain access into nightclubs and bars whose clientele must be at least 21.
It appears most of his clients used their real names and addresses on the fake IDs, Currier said. The man kept meticulous records and may have a database of his clients.
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