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Posted on: November 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 20 Charged in Ongoing False ID Operations


The Morgantown Police Department working in conjunction with the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and a number of licensed ABC establishments conducted False Identification Spot Checks prior to kickoff for the WVU vs. Iowa State Football game on November 4, 2017. Officers charged a number of individuals for possessing and attempting to purchase alcohol using fraudulent identification from off-premise retail stores.

In addition to a $500.00 fine under Morgantown Municipal Code 351.09(a), each defendant is also, under West Virginia Code, §17B-3-12, subject to a mandatory suspension of driving privileges for:

  • Display or possession of any fictitious or altered identification;
  • Loaning or giving an identification to another person for any unlawful or fraudulent purpose; and
  • Displaying or representing any identification not issued to the person in possession.

Those charged are:

APRIGLIANO, Luisa, 19 years of age of Succasunna New Jersey

AYAZ, Timur, 19 years of age of Parsippany New Jersey

BARMOY, Kristopher, 19 years of Westminster Maryland

CLARK, Shanem 19 years of age of Frostburg Maryland

COHEN, Craig, 19 years of age of Reighserstown Maryland

FERRARO, Kyle, 18 years of age of Howell New Jersey

FURR, Levi, 19 years of age of Levettsville Virginia

GEISSLER, John, 20 years of age of Burlington Connecticut

GRANT, James 20 years of age of Hurricane West Virginia

MAYES, McKenzie, 18 years of age of Chester New York

MILLS, Michael, 18 years of age of Weirton West Virginia

O’CONNOR, Liam, 19 years of age of Rochester New York

PHILLIPS, Markus, 19 years of age of Madison West Virginia

POTTS Katharine, 19 years of age of Huntingtown Maryland

RALEIGH, Sidney, 19 years of age of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

RUSSON, Angela, 19 years of age of Bath New York

SCOTT, Mackenzie, 18 years of age of Pasadena Maryland

SIEG, Mercedes, 19 years of age of Akron Ohio

SUTTON, Adam, 19 years of age of Charleston West Virginia

WAGNER, Shane, 19 years of age of Greenlawn New York

The Morgantown Police Department, West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and Cooperating Licensed ABC establishments continue to be “Partners in Policing” and will routinely conduct spot checks for fraudulent identifications as well as other criminal behaviors.

The Morgantown Police Department is committed to its goal of eliminating crime in our city. Citizens are encouraged to become a “Partner in Policing”, by reporting suspected criminal activity to Morgantown Police Department Switchboard at (304) 284-7522. If you need immediate Police attention or a crime is in progress call 911.

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