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One Of The Largest Fake ID Rings Busted On A College Campus

03/04/2014 10:44 pm 22:44:46 | Updated Mar 04, 2014
Photo Credit: David Schick

William Trosclair says he and Tyler Ruby played video games while they waited for Trosclair's little brother on the evening of Sept. 22, 2011.

Bang. Bang. Bang. The pounding at the front door made Trosclair’s stomach drop, but he brushed it off as his little brother playing a prank.

Bang. Bang. Bang. “Police search warrant; open up!”

Trosclair says he and Ruby locked eyes and at that moment, they both knew it: “We’re done. We’re screwed.”

The battering ram burst through the door. Police in full riot gear charged in with guns, detained Trosclair and Ruby and moved them into the front yard as they searched through the posh Barnett Shoals apartment.

Trosclair and Ruby ran what University of Georgia Police Chief Jimmy Williamson called the largest fake ID ring he’s ever seen on a college campus. What follows is Trosclair's account of how he got into the fake ID business—and how he got caught. Ruby declined to be interviewed.

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