DMV, face, law enforcement

Facial recognition ID’s another 40-year fugitive

Suspected NC fugitive from 1970s arrested in Iowa (LaCrosse Tribune)

According to authorities, the man they believe is Carnes moved to Waterloo from Washington state in the summer of 2013. Where he lived before that is a mystery.


On July 12, he used the name William Henry Cox to obtain a vehicle title. Then on March 11, he used the identity of Louie Vance to apply for an Iowa driver’s license.

Investigators became suspicious when the Iowa Department of Transportation’s biometric facial recognition program sent up red flags about his driver’s license. The system records the distances between facial features and stores them on a computerized database to compare with measurements on other photos in the system.

See also from March 15…
A promising data point for the durability of facial recognition biometrics

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