The Star System automated teller machine network is working with California's Department of Motor Vehicles to design a system for detecting counterfeit or stolen driver's licenses that are being used as identification for bad checks or credit cards.

Wells Fargo Co., Sanwa Bank, and BankAmerica Nevada, are among those that have agreed to test the multimillion-dollar system early next year. The three banks are part of Star Chek, a Star System service designed to reduce losses from bad checks.

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