Two Iowa State University students are charged with using their creative skills in the wrong way. I-S-U police captain, Gene Deisinger says they were making fake driver’s licenses. Deisinger says reports of the fake Minnesota licenses led them to the campus home of 19-year-old Mallory Jenkins. He says they executed a search warrant on her Maple Hall residence and discovered the licenses were being made there and at the home of her boyfriend, 24-year-old Robert Frew. Police then got a search warrant for Frew’s house and Deisinger says they confiscated computers, digital cameras and specialty inks. He says they’ve analyzed the computers and have found several fake licenses made on the computers. Deisinger says it appears Jenkins sold or gave away the licenses to her friend’s and co-workers. He says there were fewer than 10 licenses made. Deisinger says it’s common to see fake licenses from out-of-state. He says the presumption of some people is that an out-of-state license would be less familiar to bouncers and police. He says they broke up an operation making Illinois licenses a couple of years ago, and now it appears Minnesota and Texas appear to be the most popular. The people who were given a fake license were all charged and Deisinger says one other person was charged for helping the counterfeit effort. He says one of the individuals charged 21-year-old Katie Hutchison is of legal age, but she was charged with supplying the real Minnesota license that was used as a template for the counterfeits. Deisinger says that’s a warning to anyone that contributing materials to make fake licenses — you can also be charged. Both Frew and Jenkins were charged with seven counts of falsification of driver’s licenses. Frew was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after police found marijuana in his apartment while searching for info on the driver’s licenses.
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