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San Marcos police have arrested a Texas State University student who they was manufacturing fake IDs for underage partiers.

Waldrep

Jake Thomas Waldrep, 20, has been charged with 14 counts of delivery or manufacture of a counterfeit instrument. Each offense is a third-degree felony punishable between two and 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. He was released from the Hays County Law Enforcement Center on $10,000 bond.

Waldrep, a Texas State sophomore and engineering major, was arrested at a fraternity meeting on the Texas State campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Police also executed a search warrant at his residence to search for computerized and electronic records of the offenses.

The investigation began more than a month ago when a doorman at one of the bars on the square contacted officer Tiffany Williams, assigned to the downtown unit.  The doorman told Williams about an individual attempting to use a counterfeit, temporary Texas driver’s license to get into bars in the area.

Williams located the individual that night. After a month-long investigation, she was able to identify Waldrep as the suspected creator of the fake ID.  With the assistance of Texas State University police Sgt. Jason Moreno, numerous other individuals were identified for whom police believe Waldrep had manufactured fraudulent temporary Texas driver’s licenses.

San Marcos and Texas State police say they are still investigating the counterfeits.

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