Arkansas fade ID alert


Nationwide Alert Focuses On Arkansas

Document Centers On Fake IDs

POSTED: 8:02 a.m. CST March 7, 2002

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- A nationwide alert to police focuses on fake identification cards from Arkansas, 40/29 reported Wednesday.

40/29 obtained a document that could link the al-Qaida terrorist network to Little Rock.

The Feb. 27 document, which is from sources outside Arkansas, has been distributed to police chiefs nationwide.

The document said that a large number of fraudulent state of Arkansas identification documents and driver's licenses have been recovered at a subject's residence in Arkansas. The subject may have possible ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network.

The names on the fake identification cards have been put into a national database, with the coach of catching anyone who might use them.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice would not comment on the document's existence.