NU student indicted in fake ID case


A Northwestern University student is one of 21 people indicted as part of a group that allegedly produced hundreds of fake IDs for underage college students in four states.

A report in the Athens (Ga.) Banner Herald says the ring started with a group of University of Georgia students who knew each other from high school.

Jimmy Williamson, the school's campus police chief, said members of the ring produced and sold at least 600 high-quality fake ideas and made at least six figures selling them.

Arvind Sekar, the Georgia high school student who moved to Evanston to attend Northwestern, now faces six counts each of distribution of false identification documents and distribution of false identification documents containing an unauthorized government seal.

“These were very well made IDs,” Williamson told the University of Georga student newspaper, The Red & Black. “These people went through elaborate means to make sure that the watermarks or the holograms were [perfect]. For a regular person, even the police, who see these IDs pretty regularly — they look legitimate."

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