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Archive for Tuesday, June 15, 1999

SECOND KU STUDENT FACES FAKE ID CHARGES

June 15, 1999

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A second Kansas University fraternity member found himself this week in Douglas County District Court for allegedly making and selling fake driver's licenses.

John Jay Pickard appeared in court on a summons and is free on $2,500 bond.

The 20-year-old is accused of dealing in false IDs from April 1 to 18 at the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, 1100 Ind.

Police on April 1 found a patron at Jayhawk Cafe consuming alcoholic beverages bought with a fake driver's license and said they later traced the ID to Pickard.

Armed with a search warrant, police seized ID manufacturing equipment and at least a dozen nearly completed fake driver's licenses.

Pickard is next scheduled to appear in court on June 23.

Daniel Sailler, 19, appeared in court Monday for the same crime, which is a felony.

Sailler, scheduled to appear Wednesday in court, is pursuing a diversion agreement, his attorney said. He allegedly ran a fake ID operation out of his room at the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Police say they discovered that operation in January while responding to a burglary call.

In both cases, fraternity leaders have said that the defendants were acting alone and that the fraternities did not condone the operations.

-- Deb Gruver's phone message number is 832-7165. Her e-mail address is dgruver@ljworld.com.

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