There are 33 states represented in the hundreds upon hundreds of fake IDs.
Massachusetts State Police claimed that they had received more than 500 fake IDs on Nantucket during the summer. Massachusetts State Police
It was a busy summer in Nantucket and the state police have the fake IDs that prove it.
On Thursday, the Massachusetts State Police shared a photo showing more than 500 fake IDs that were turned in to the Nantucket Barracks during the summer 2021. After being confiscated from various bars, restaurants, and other places, the fake IDs and licenses are handed to the troopers.
“THAT’S A LOT OF LAMINATE,” state police posted on Facebook. “The IDs are turned over to the Troopers after being confiscated at various establishments or other locations. They were all destroyed. Have a Coke and a smile instead.”
The IDs provide a comprehensive tour of the United States. There is a total of 33 states represented, and hundreds of IDs. Connecticut and Massachusetts are the strongest.
Some bar owners had to tighten access because of the crazy summer. Luke Tedeschi, the owner of The Tavern restaurant, and the Gazebo open-air bar, raised the minimum age to the Gazebo’s from 21 to 25. In July, he told Boston.com it was a last ditch attempt to curb underage drinking.
“What’s worse than I’ve ever seen is how many underage people are attempting to come in,”He spoke to Boston.com. “Their IDs these days are very hard to detect, a lot of the good IDs will go through scanners we have.”
Tedeschi claimed that his bar turned over up to 20 fake IDs per day.
“Underage drinking brings an awful lot of liability to me as the owner, operator, and license holder, and I don’t need to jeopardize my license to serve underage people, i.e. kids,”He said. “I don’t need the spring break-type attitude, it’s driving out the people that can [drink] and are of age and that are much more responsible and respectful to not only my staff and other patrons.”
In July, Dave Procopio, spokesperson for the State Police, told Boston.com that troopers receive fake IDs every year. However it was an unusual summer.
“Our Nantucket Barracks has had approximately 150 to 200 fake IDs turned in to us from the bars this summer,”He said this on July 15. “We have always had this problem to some extent, but nothing anywhere near like what we are seeing this year.”
He reminded potential users that they could be criminally charged.
“Usually the people trying to use the fake IDs are gone before we arrive, but we will charge them criminally if they are still around,”He said. “Defendants who have no criminal record are offered diversion by the court.”
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