1,700 Drivers Licenses stolen
The theft occurred early Monday in a remote industrial area, authorities said. The thieves took blank licenses and laminated covers, a digital license camera, a camera computer and a license printer.
“It’s been pondered that this has national security interests,” [police spokesman Tim] Bedwell said. “But it’s easier to pass a fake ID to a teller than to use it to get on a plane and fly internationally.”
He’s clearly right. (Actually, he’s totally off. With the possible remaining exception of Canada, you can’t fly internationally with a drivers license. But you sure can fly around the US on one.)
(From the Seattle Post Intelligencer, via Qaddisin Security Blog.)
[Update: To clarify, what was stolen was everything needed to create perfect license forgeries, not the data. Also, this Las Vegas Review Journal story is a little better.]