Klein Runs Sting On Fake Id Producers


Over the course of this summer, Klein sent a team of interns under adult supervision to a series of locations across the City. These interns were able to find purveyors of Fake IDs simply by looking in the phone book. Upon entering an establishment that produces Fake IDs, the interns were simply asked to fill out a form and choose a style of identification. No proof of identification was necessary to acquire the Fake IDs which sold for as little as $20. The interns were able to acquire these Fake IDs at locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. (All IDs were paid for and kept by the Senator’s office. At no time where the minors allowed access to the Fake IDs without adult supervision)

“This report shows how easy it is for young New Yorkers to gain access to identification that serves no other purpose than to defraud others, especially on the issue of age,” said Klein.

Locations found to offer fake IDs included:
*Queens Apollo Studio 10213 Roosevelt Ave, Corona (718) 458-8515

Camera Corner 119 15 Liberty Ave, South Richmond Hill (718) 843-9272

*Bay Parkway Photo 8509 Bay Parkway, Brooklyn (718) 331-2966

Maxi Photos Inc 8624 5th Avenue, Brooklyn (718) 680-3701

Magic Photo 1213 Avenue J, Brooklyn (718) 377-8757

Memory Keeper Photo 147 W. 14th Street, New York, NY (212) 691-9047

*Galaxy Photo 369 7th Avenue, New York, NY(212)268-8691

*Indicates that our investigators purchased an ID at this location

Additionally, the report provides a list of the establishments that have been cited the most times by the New York State Liquor Authority/Division of Alcohol Beverage Control for selling alcohol to minors in Bronx, Nassau, New York, and Westchester Counties. Another key recommendation of Klein’s report is mandatory revocation of liquor and lottery licenses for businesses repeatedly selling alcohol to minors.