Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged the Houston
multiple violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade
According to court documents, the company Centro de
sold the fake IDs for $225.
Abbott’s Spokesman Tom Kelley says the operation used
publications to target immigrants.
“Telling them that these international drivers
licenses were — had a multi-purpose. In other words,
they could use them to buy a car, to insure a car, use
them as a driver’s license among other things.”
The ads say the licenses are 100% authentic and legal.
Kelley says they often come across companies who claim to
legal documents or legal status to foreign nationals.
“This being the latest kind of scam to convince
someone who is not from this country that this will take
care of all their problems in one fell swoop.”
Kelley says the Houston company has advertised as far
away as Nebraska.
Hundreds of people bought the licenses.
Officials suspect the owners may be operating out of
Louisiana right now.
Laurie Johnson. Houston Public Radio News.