I discovered a printed paper with a fake driver's license on it (his picture but a different name, address & birth date) when behind a cabinet I was helping my 16 yr. old move out of his room- looked like a duplicate had been cut out of it. I told him to bring me his wallet- at which point he admitted to carrying a fake ID "for a joke", and handed me a laminated fake. Who knows how many other copies he has. He said he got the card off the internet. He made himself a 20 year old, which wouldn't get him booze in our state, but still.... Obviously I've confiscated it. Now what do I do?
I would not just write this off. I have a 16 yr old and a 17 yr old, and, "joke" or not, he should be punished. Making a fake id is, in some states, a FELONY. In all states, it's a crime, and he could go to jail, have a fine, etc for it, and at 16, even if he didn't know this before, he's old enough to accept the consequences of making one (even if it wasn't for booze). Here's a link.
I would talk to him, ground him, and, if he has his real license, I would take it away (or delay when he could get one if he doesn't have it). There's a difference between being a teen and doing dumb stuff, and being a teen and doing dumb and illegal stuff. I would nip this in the bud.
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 6:38 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
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I would ground him definitely. It's fraudulent behavior and should never be tolerated or taken lightly.
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