N.J. town launches high-tech beach badges

May 8, 2009 6:08:41 AM PDT
One Jersey shore town is using holograms to make it harder to make fake beach badges.

Counterfeits were a problem last summer in Surf City. Officials believe the scofflaws used a scanner.

So the town decided to do two things about it. First, it imposed a fine of up to $2,500 for those caught making the fakes.

Now it's introducing holograms on the badges.

Surf City is dropping the price of its tags despite the higher technology. One-day passes will be $7 instead of $8. Season passes will be $35. It's the only town on Long Beach Island to reduce the fees.

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City, http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com

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