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3 sentenced in extensive Va. fake ID case

Monday - 12/16/2013, 4:15pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Three Charlottesville residents who sold fake IDs to thousands of college students across the country have been sentenced to time behind bars.

Federal prosecutors say the defendants were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville. They had pleaded guilty in September.

Thirty-two-year-old Alan McNeil Jones received five years in prison, 28-year-old Mark G. Bernardo was sentenced to three years and four months in prison, and 31-year-old Kelly Erin McPhee received two years and one month in prison. Each of them faced up to 17 years.

According to prosecutors, the three mailed more than 4,000 parcels containing high-quality phony driver's licenses to addresses at or near colleges. They charged $75 to $125 per fake license and obtained more than $3 million from customers since 2010.

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