- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
A Chesapeake Beach teenager was issued a criminal summons charging her with 14 counts of issuing fake IDs after she posted a picture of them on Twitter and a parent saw it and contacted the police.
The Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack received an anonymous phone call June 26 about the caller’s daughter having a fake Pennsylvania ID. The caller said her daughter was “tagged in a friend’s Twitter account” about fake IDs arriving at Ashley Marie Tipton’s house, according to charging documents.
Troopers said a tweet was posted June 25 that said “IDs came in!” with eight people tagged to a photo of five wrapped IDs and in another tweet was a picture of a Pennsylvania driver’s license with Tipton’s name and picture on it.
After receiving and executing a search and seizure warrant for Tipton’s home June 26, Tipton was read her Miranda rights and allegedly agreed to speak to troopers without a lawyer present, charging documents state. Tipton, 19, said she and 13 of her friends who are younger than 21 and who go to college together needed identification to get into bars around campus.
Tipton said she ordered all of the IDs for herself and her friends from a website. She said she received the package containing the IDs on June 25 and used Twitter to let her friends know the IDs had arrived.