PDC's AgeBand® Assists an Officer in Detecting a Fraudulent ID Linked to Fake ID Manufacturer
San Fernando, CA (August 11, 2006) – An investigation launched in November of 2005 ended last month with the arrest of a 22-year-old Drake University student who manufactured fake IDs in his fraternity house in Des Moines, Iowa.
A fake ID linked to the investigation was found earlier in the year when a young man tried to enter the Prairie Meadows Casino. The fake ID was detected by a Prairie Meadows officer after he noticed the discrepancy between the information on the front of the band with the information contained on the magnetic stripe of the license.
Precision Dynamics Corporation's (PDC) AgeBand® System scanned the fake ID and printed the information contained on the magnetic stripe onto a wristband, at which point the officer noticed the inconsistency. The magnetic stripe of the fake ID contained a woman's information.
Prairie Meadows has been using AgeBand as part of its admissions process for over a year and has experienced great results. "During the last year, we have detected several fraudulent IDs," comments Clint Pursley, Director of Security at Prairie Meadows. "AgeBand allows us to take that extra step to enforce the minimum drinking and gambling age at our casino. It enables us to be socially responsible and improve public safety."
AgeBand scans and verifies a patron's identification and instantly prints a wristband with pertinent patron information, including "Age ID Verified 21," and detects fraudulent IDs such as fake driver's licenses. The system provides defensible action against underage drinking; reduces instances of human errors that occur when manually checking IDs; and provides non-transferable positive patron identification, access control, and security.
A Des Moines KCCI Channel 8 exclusive story of the fake-ID bust shows the AgeBand system at Prairie Meadows. Read the KCCI story and watch the newscast here: http://www.kcci.com/news/9508305/detail.html
About Precision Dynamics
With 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of automatic identification wristband systems for healthcare, patron management, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband System in 1984, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristband System in 2000, AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System in 2004, and PDC Smart Kiosk® Cashless POS RFID System in 2005. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing. This is substantiated by their ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification at their main facility in San Fernando, CA. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.