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Poor craftsmanship

Wanted fugitive Tony Mokbel got busted in Greece last week.

Did you see his fake driver’s licence in the newspaper? Take a look.

A licence supposedly for NSW has a VicRoads logo on it. That’s sloppy, that’s what it is. How and why would you fake an ID that was so obviously flawed, such that anybody in Australia who is reasonably observant would recognise it as a fake straight away?

And his passport… why is the fake signature (John somebody) completely different to the fake name (Stephen Papas)?

Talk about sloppy. What a damning indictment of the standards of Australian craftsmanship.

(Oh damn, I’m not the first one to notice.)

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Poor craftsmanship”

Reminds me of a South African guy I travelled with in Europe once who had “Gender: Female” typed on one page of his passport, but “The holder of the passport is male” typed in the “Corrections” section. So not only the forgers can stuff up!
PS Does any body know what someone (male or female) who wears a wig must do when having a passport photo taken. Do they have to take it off?

I have the same photo on a couple of my IDs – when you renew your licence by mail, you send them a photo! :)

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