Fri., November 4, 2011 10:45am (EDT)

Fake ID Ring Busted
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told WAGA-TV on Thursday that investigators busted a distribution ring that's responsible for more than 1,000 fake ID cards. ( Photo By: davidsonscott15 via Flickr)
UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told WAGA-TV on Thursday that investigators busted a distribution ring that's responsible for more than 1,000 fake ID cards. ( Photo By: davidsonscott15 via Flickr)
University of Georgia police say they have cracked a widespread fake ID network and are urging students who bought the phony cards to turn them in or risk facing charges.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson told WAGA-TV on Thursday that investigators busted a distribution ring that's responsible for more than 1,000 fake ID cards.

He said police have the names and information of students who paid $70 to $100 apiece on confiscated hard drives and he's urging them to turn over the phony cards and fill out a statement to avoid charges.

Williamson said police have already started calling the customers to notify them of the bust. He said arrests of the people who led the distribution ring are forthcoming.