Originally Posted by Hypoxia
I would write, "He went to a pro for good stand up false identification that would stand up to any sort of scrutiny and can't be tracked by any bad guys." A novel might withstand more detail. For a short story, just say it happened, then move on.
Maybe. It depends how important it is to the plot. If your story universe is the sort of place where such fake credentials are easily gotten, for anyone
, that that is fine. But if the whole point is that these are rare and unusual, then they need to be given more weight. Personally, I would give him a shady friend from his youth, who happens to have all sorts of underworld connections. Or maybe a geeky friend who is good at scoring unusual items from the Deep Web.