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Driver charged with fraudulently obtaining Utah CDL

Defendant allegedly used different name to hide past driving record

Posted March 21, 2018

A man’s attempt to hide his poor driving history and revoked Colorado commercial driver’s license (CDL) allegedly led to a fraudulent Utah driver’s license application.

The defendant was charged last month in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Uintah County, Utah, with forgery in an effort to fraudulently obtain a Utah CDL. He previously held a Colorado CDL that was revoked as the result of being a habitual traffic offender. The information alleges that, on or about February 21, 2017, the defendant used a new identity to apply for a Utah CDL.

As a part of the CDL application process, he:

  • Submitted a fraudulently obtained Maine driver’s license and a Colorado CDL Driving Skills Test Completion Statement form; and
  • Provided a false date of birth, Social Security number, and signature.

He completed the application process on or about March 14, 2017, and obtained a fraudulent Utah CDL under the new identity.

The U.S. Department of Transportation-Office of Inspector General is conducting this investigation with the Utah Department of Public Safety. Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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