Chicago officers get new gadget to detect fake IDs


The Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO Underage individuals trying to buy beer or get into a club in Chicago may soon have their Illinois driver's licenses scanned with a small black gadget about the size of a TV remote control.

Heineken USA and its largest Chicago distributor, Chicago Beverage Systems, are splitting the nominal cost about $11,500 of putting a device called a security laminate verifier into the hands of all the roughly 2,300 Chicago liquor license holders. The verifiers, which shine a light that should reveal a hologram on the ID, allow bartenders or store clerks to see if the license has been tampered with.

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