Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Texas university student charged with creating fake IDs

Thursday, November 15, 2012

San Marcos, Tex. authorities have busted a fake driver license scheme that provided licenses to some Texas State University students.

The 20-year-old sophomore engineering student, Jake Waldrep, has been charged with 14 counts of delivery or manufacture of a counterfeit instrument.


The investigation first gained steam a month ago when a doorman at one of the bars near campus noticed one individual attempting to use a fake driver license.

Numerous other individuals whom police believe Waldrep had supplied the fake licenses to, were later identified.

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William Finley Trosclair (L) and Tyler Andrew Ruby (R) were both sentenced to each serve 60 to 120 days in a state detention center and five years on probation, and were also ordered to each pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

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A scam involving a man posing as a medical student is under investigation at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, according to NZCity News.

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A student ID can verify an individual’s identity with a simple swipe, tap or scan, instantly tethering the person who presents the card to a user account on the backend system. But what happens when the cardholder no longer uses their legal name?

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Fake IDs are a commonality on college campuses nationwide, and provided the demand for the merchandise it can buy remains high, students will continue to seek out false credentials.

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