Alleged UGA fake ID ringleader seeks to have felony charges reduced

Alleged UGA fake ID ringleader seeks to have felony charges reduced

According to Georgia law, a person under the age of 21 who manufactures a fake ID “for the purpose of the identification being used to obtain entry into an age restricted establishment” or purchase consumable goods “shall, upon a first conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor .

Ruby, Trosclair and 19 other students were indicted July 30 and a Superior Court judge issued bench warrants for their arrests two days later. All but two of the accused students had surrendered as of Wednesday and were released after posting bonds of varying amounts. scannable fake ids

When allegedly making and distributing the fake licenses, Ruby attended Gainesville State College. Trosclair, who also was 22 at the time, still attends UGA.

The 19 other students played various roles in the alleged ring.

The 19 other students were charged with various counts of distributing the fraudulent documents. All offenses charged by the grand jury are felonies.

The alleged counterfeit ring came to light in August 2011, when a UGA student told her dorm’s resident assistant that her roommate was pressuring her into buying a fake driver’s license and accompanied the roommate as she delivered IDs to other students.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson said the investigation spanned several states, and students from Northwestern University, the University of Alabama and the University of Mississippi were among those indicted.

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