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Fake ID WA Bust

Two males arrested while using  Western Australian fake IDs to gain access to “schoolie” zone

 

Two 21-year-old males have been arrested by South-West Police for the manufacture and use of Western Australian fake IDs and documents to gain wristbands allowing access to restricted areas designated for school leavers.

 

The pair travelled from Perth with the intent of participating in “schoolies”, annual week long parties for high-school leavers. People attempting to participate in such events despite no longer being of high-school age are often referred to as “toolies”. Access to the events is often restricted by wristbands.

 

According to Inspector Geoff Stewart the suspects used the forged documents and identification to illegally obtain wristbands and entry. Police apprehended one suspect at the scene, while the other suspect was arrested at his lodgings.

 

The suspects have been returned to Perth while awaiting trial for benefit by fraud, an offence which carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison for when prosecuted in local courts and 10 years at the federal level.

 

In an unrelated incident, four teenagers have been charged and another four cautioned on drugs related offences connected to the possession of cannabis and methamphetamines.

Schoolies 2017 Fake ID

At Schoolies 2017, a  fake ID site is helping to fuel the problem.

Many schoolies rolled into the town this week flashing their new “student identification” cards — which looked remarkably like NSW drivers’ licences.

The problem being, no such identification has ever been issued to students by the NSW government.

The cards are sold online by proprietors like fakies.com.au, who market them as “novelty”, and cost just $60.

“Our fake ID cards are dispatched from our Melbourne location within two business days,” the website boasts.

Queensland Fake ID Licenses Seized By Police

Queensland police have found high-quality ID printers that in a Caboolture apartment along with 500 ID cards that were believed to be used for fraudulent purposes. Also seized were driver’s licenses, Medicare cards and mobile phones.

A police spokesperson from Queensland Police stated that the cards could have been used to commit crimes of terror, as well as to for money-laundering purposes and travelling under the radar.

Attached is a photo of the Fake ID cards and Fake ID printer seized.

Fake ID Cards Seized By Police

Sydney Fake ID Factory closed down

A fraud network creating fake id, credit cards, pay slips and employment records with non-existent companies — and even a fake secretary answering a phone to back up the created identity — has been dismantled by police in Sydney.

In one of the most sophisticated fraud scams of its kind, the fake documents were used to create bank ­accounts and obtain loans and credit cards from financial institutions.

Police believe a “considerable” number of Australians have likely had their identities stolen by the Sydney crime syndicate. It’s too early to know exactly how many people were targeted.

  • Armed police prepare to make their raid.

    Armed police prepare to make their raid.

  • Some of the items seized in the police raid.

    Some of the items seized in the police raid.

  • Police at the scene of the raid.

    Police at the scene of the raid.

  • Fake credit cards seized during the raid.

    Fake credit cards seized during the raid.

  • Officers arrested a man at Canley Vale in relation to the Sydney-based fraudulent identity manufacturing operation.