CASE LAW - R v Mahovlich

BC Courts Coat of ArmsMark Clayton Mahovlich needed some ID because his driver's licence had been cancelled. He applied for a BCID using his brother's Care Card and birth certificate, neither of which carries a photo. Mark has a history of identifying himself as his brother and has caused significant problems for the brother by doing this.

What Mark wasn't aware of is that ICBC uses facial recognition for driver's licence and BCID purposes. That system identified the attempted fraud and the BCID was not issued. He pled guilty to the offence under section 69(2) of the Motor Vehicle Act and was fined $1,750.00 by Judge Dyer

The same circumstances would apply had Mahovlich instead tried to obtain a BC driver's licence.


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