Three Poles busted for counterfeiting 42,000 pieces of documents
A group of three men from the Polish region of Śląsk allegedly counterfeited 42,000 documents, including national IDs, diplomas, certificates, passports, driving license, and even court sentences, the Polish media reported June 2013.
“I have worked as a prosecutor for over 20 years and have never seen anything like this,” Leszek Golawski from the organized crime division at the Appelate Prosecutor’s Office in Katowice told Gazeta Wyborcza. “The scale of the operation was unprecedented. I think there is no document issued in Poland that they did not counterfeit.”
The three men were in conspiracy with 29 other men. All are facing charges now, with 27 pleading guilty.