Familiar Face


A sign of the times when getting your driver's license. New technology has helped the state crack down on hundreds of people trying to obtain phony licenses in the past year.

Colorado is one of few states to use biometric technology to combat identity theft.

Motor vehicle departments use facial recognition technology to compare pictures with about 12 million others to make sure an applicant doesn't have a license in another name.

DMV officials say they catch as many as 5 people per week trying to obtain a false license.

Between January and September of last year, there were 528 fraudulent applications out of nearly 735,000.

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