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Old 13 July 2008, 10:28 PM
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In our search for the
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'Counterfeit I.D. of the Week'
This is an actual Drivers License from a traffic stop...



REMEMBER!!

When making a fake ID, attach a picture of yourself only,
no matter how much your girl looks like Beyonce
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Old 13 July 2008, 10:38 PM
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So no chance he's simply a dumb American?
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Old 13 July 2008, 10:40 PM
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So no chance he's simply a dumb American?
Didn't you see the name? Nobody could be American with a name like that...
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Old 14 July 2008, 10:35 AM
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If you counterfeit an ID or a passport you should do it with style like the Norwegian artist Kjartan Slettemark (it's an authentic Swedish passport):

http://bp2.blogger.com/_YAeYrhr_g8Q/...npassport1.jpg

If you think the face looks familiar, then take a look at this where you can see what photos he had merged:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43686206@N00/426134446/
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Old 14 July 2008, 12:56 PM
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I am often uninformed of world events... I got Nixon, but who's the other dude?
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Old 14 July 2008, 01:10 PM
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I am often uninformed of world events... I got Nixon, but who's the other dude?

At a guess, the artist himself.
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Old 14 July 2008, 01:17 PM
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I was thinking that, but I wanted to be positive.
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Old 14 July 2008, 01:55 PM
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It is indeed Mr Slettemark himself. If I remember correctly he even went to the US using that passport and nobody noticed.
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Old 14 July 2008, 02:34 PM
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First thing I thought of seeing the picture in the OP was some idiot kid trying to buy beer, not "immygrants r dum".

But that's because I'm prejudiced against teenagers rather than hispanics or immigrants.
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Old 14 July 2008, 04:33 PM
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Working in gas stations, I saw fake IDs at least that ridiculous from good ol' American teens trying to buy beer. Raised lettering from where fake numbers were added in by hand, state crests sliced in half where they transported pictures from one ID to another, pictures that obviously came from high school yearbook sessions - you name it. I had quite a little collection for a while.
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Old 14 July 2008, 05:05 PM
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Apparently it's a fairly common practice among Swedish teens to "improve" their age on their school IDs. They probably think it's a minor thing, something they do to get into school dances and whatever, but it's concidered a quite serious crime and can be punished by up to six months or two years in prison depending on the nature of the crime.
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Old 14 July 2008, 06:10 PM
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I doubt it is a teen trying to buy beer - the birthday is 5/2/1977. I would think a teenager would shoot a little lower than thirty-something for an age.
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Old 14 July 2008, 06:25 PM
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I doubt it is a teen trying to buy beer - the birthday is 5/2/1977. I would think a teenager would shoot a little lower than thirty-something for an age.
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It is indeed Mr Slettemark himself. If I remember correctly he even went to the US using that passport and nobody noticed.
That's not surprising. The fake photo isn't drastically different from the artist's portrait, which presumably is relatively recent. Be different if he'd given himself an anteater nose or dog ears or something.

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Old 16 July 2008, 06:12 AM
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I doubt it is a teen trying to buy beer - the birthday is 5/2/1977. I would think a teenager would shoot a little lower than thirty-something for an age.
For an otherwise professional looking ID card, the idea that a couple photo would be used seems to be such an obvious faux pas. Why go through all that trouble and screw up there?

Could it be a joke? Is that guy in the car a cop?
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Old 16 July 2008, 04:27 PM
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For an otherwise professional looking ID card, the idea that a couple photo would be used seems to be such an obvious faux pas. Why go through all that trouble and screw up there?

Could it be a joke? Is that guy in the car a cop?
You'd think so, but I once saw three of a series of VERY professional looking Florida fake IDs. They were perfect in almost every detail, except they all had the same address (in Miami) and the same birth day - April 20th. 4/20. Stoner joke. I pointed out to the guys where they went wrong. They tried to get them back, saying they'd spent a lot of money on them. Didn't work.
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Old 17 July 2008, 10:50 PM
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Didn't you see the name? Nobody could be American with a name like that...
oh, dear. you are joking, right? because there are over 30 *listed* phone numbers for Jose Pacheos in New Mexico.

hint: many Hispanic US citizens have families who have been in what are now US states for several hundred years.
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Old 18 July 2008, 01:45 PM
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oh, dear. you are joking, right? because there are over 30 *listed* phone numbers for Jose Pacheos in New Mexico.

hint: many Hispanic US citizens have families who have been in what are now US states for several hundred years.
The amount of sarcasm on this board is deep enough to swim in. I'm pretty sure it was a joke.
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I just realized he signed his name wrong.
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Old 20 July 2008, 04:43 AM
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I was in Detroit a few years back at Ozzfest, complete with Ontario Drivers license and a Canadian passport, and neither of those were accepted as acceptable id for a $10 watered down lite beer.. and i was 34 at the time .
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