Just this week, the Baltimore County Liquor Board and the Department of Health held a conference in Towson to help business owners recognize fake IDs. More than 200 representatives from 109 businesses showed up to hear an expert, Marty Johnson, dive into the details of spotting fake IDs and the types of people who use them. While fake ID users can be terrorists, identity thieves, criminals, or those with a suspended license, the presentation focused on underage drinkers. Johnson also explains that the three different types of fake IDs are altered genuine IDs, a genuine ID used by another person, or a completely fake ID. He teaches tips, like using face reference points and UV lights, to spot the fakes in each category.
This presentation was a way for the Liquor Board to educate business owners in an effort to scale back on their enforcement. Underage drinkers beware: The bar owners of Baltimore County are now equipped with fresh information on how to spot fake IDs. If you are caught drinking underage, you may face a fine and a suspension of your driver's license. Furthermore, you could put your safety in danger if you choose to drink and drive, along with the possibility of a DUI or DWI.