The University of Wisconsin-Madison has outfitted eight stores that sell alcohol in downtown Madison with free electronic scanners designed to boost the retailers' ability to weed out fake IDs, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The handheld scanners sell for $1,000 apiece and are similar to those used since 2007 to discourage underage drinking on campus, officials said. Retailers using the free scanners have pledged to turn over any fake IDs they find to police every three months--a plan that makes sense for everyone, said Richard Schober, owner of MacTaggart's Market. "It's a good deal all around for sure," said Schober.


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