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Federal authorities charge 3 in Charlottesville

Tuesday - 5/7/2013, 8:48pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Three Charlottesville residents are accused of selling fake IDs to thousands of college students across the country.

The three were charged Tuesday with mail fraud, wire fraud, and fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents. An affidavit filed in federal court by a Homeland Security agent says an investigation revealed that since early 2011, the defendants mailed more than 4,000 parcels containing high-quality phony driver's licenses to addresses at or near colleges.

Authorities identified the three as 31-year-old Kelly Erin McPhee, 31-year-old Alan McNeil Jones and Mark G. Bernardo, whose age was unavailable. Court records don't list a lawyer for the defendants.

McPhee's initial court appearance is set for Wednesday morning. Court records don't list a date for the other two.

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