Edmond Police said they’re seeing a recent spike in fake ID busts and are warning a night of fun isn’t worth a criminal record that could cost you the rest of your life.
Officers said 18-year-old Blakelee Sands was recently caught at the Wolf Trap bar in Edmond with a fake ID, which is normally a misdemeanor. They said when she tried to convince police the ID was hers, it turned the crime into a felony.
“Yes, I’m trying to get someone up here to verify that my ID is real,” said Sands during a call to the police department. “Because they took it from me and they won’t give it back until I verify that it is real.”
When Edmond officers ran the ID number, it matched with 43-year-old Robert Sanchez in Texas.
According to police body-worn camera footage, Sands stuck to her story that the ID belonged to her.
Police: Is your ID fake?
Police: Are you sure?
Sands: Yeah, I’m sure.
Officers said Sands was arrested on a felony complaint of presenting a false ID to an officer to avoid prosecution.
“I think she would have done herself a favor just to leave and leave the ID at the bar,” said Emily Ward with the Edmond Police Department. “But unfortunately it went from no charge at all into a felony.”
A few days earlier, Edmond police say a restaurant owner found a lost wallet filled with multiple fake IDs. When they found the 20-year-old owner he admitted it was his.
“Because he had not shown it to us and said ‘this is me’,” said Ward. “We didn’t arrest him.”