Counterfeit ring in Kentucky includes race licenses
February 11, 2009
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An investigation by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has resulted in the discovery of a document-faking network which including the production of bogus racetrack licenses. The investigation began after investigators began seeing the fake licenses at Churchill Downs and Keeneland; The Red Mile was not mentioned in published reports.
Marc Guilfoil, the commission\'s deputy executive director, said holograms used on the Kentucky licenses were not accurately done on the fake licenses, which led to the discovery. Investigators went to a convenience store in Louisville where two fake ID labs were found that were used to produced fake resident alien cards, Social Security cards, driver\'s licenses and other forms of identification in addition to the race licenses.
A member of the Louisville police department told the Lexington Herald Leader that four or five people have been arrested on federal counterfeiting charges, while two illegal immigrants were detained and deported.