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Monday, March 28, 2011

Learn how to spot a fake ID

The program is intended to help to prevent underage drinking

The Fairfield Police department in association with Fairfield University is sponsoring a training program for restaurants, bars, and liquor stores on how to spot fake IDs.
The forum is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 12 at Alumni House at Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road. The free event is free.
Scheduled speakers include Fairfield police Lt. Thomas Mrozek and Stanley Burk, a supervisory agent with the state Department of Liquor Control. The forum will address laws governing sale of alcohol, and event organizers said the goal of the forum is to raise alcohol sale compliance rates, according to a statement.
With close to 30 "years of law enforcement experience, Mrozek has earned a reputation of being an expert in detecting fake IDs," the statement said.
The Internet is also providing a way for those who are under 21 to obtain illegal IDs, and a quick Google search yields dozens of websites offering fake IDs for as little as $40 Mrozek said in the statement. “Either making or using a fake ID is illegal,” Mrozek said in the statement.
Employees from restaurants, liquor and grocery stores who participate in the program will gain the knowledge and confidence needed to recognize bogus IDs, the statement said.
“We did the program last year and it was well attended. Anyone who is involved with the distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages will benefit from the training session,” Mrozek said in the statement.
Funded by a grant from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the organization behind the fake ID program is Fairfield Corps Coalition; a group of trained professionals and student interns from across the campus community as well as members from the town of Fairfield who have significant experience with underage drinking prevention, the statement said.
Pam Paulmann, program coordinator for the university-based group said the no cost training is offered to assist and support community retailers by providing up to date information that addresses the fake ID issue, the statement said.
“We commend the police department for their hard work and their continued commitment to this important issue. And we appreciate their support of our programming,” she said, also in the statement.
For more information call Pam Paulmann, Fairfield Corps program coordinator at 203-254-4000, ext. 2369 or e-mail at ppaulmann@fairfield.edu.

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Anonymous What is a Backhaul said...

In some states, the use of a fake driver's license has been made into a felony. A felony is more serious than a misdemeanor. In the short term, it means more jail time, higher fines, and years-long suspension of driving privileges.

February 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM 

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