A student was arrested during a Sigma Chi fraternity meeting Tuesday for the manufacturing of fake IDs.
The San Marcos Police Department, along with the University Police Department, arrested 20-year-old Jake Waldrep shortly after 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Police also seized Waldrep’s property after executing a search warrant, according to SMPD.
Waldrep, engineering technology sophomore, was charged for manufacturing 14 fake IDs, each being a third-degree felony charge of manufacturing a counterfeit instrument. Each of the 14 counts are punishable with anywhere from two to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
“We did recover 14 (IDs) that he had manufactured,” said SMPD Cmdr. Kelly Earnest. “We seized a computer and some documents, so I’m sure that number will go up.”
Kelly said the investigation is ongoing.
Waldrep was released from the Hays County Law Enforcement Center on a $10,000 bond.
The investigation began when a doorman of a bar told SMPD Officer Tiffany Williams about an individual attempting to use a counterfeit temporary Texas driver’s license to get into establishments on The Square. Williams located the individual that night and later identified Waldrep as the suspected source of the fake IDs after a month-long investigation.
Numerous individuals are suspected of using fraudulent temporary Texas driver’s licenses police believe Waldrep had manufactured.