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Mississippi woman pleads guilty to CDL fraud

Case discovered more than 80 unqualified applicants received licenses

Posted July 8, 2019

A Mississippi woman pled guilty last month in U.S. District Court to aggravated identity theft and making false statements for granting fraudulent commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) to more than 80 people.

The woman was employed by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Her duties included administering written skills portions of the CDL test.

From June 2016 through May 2018, the woman granted CDLs to applicants who did not pass the written or road skills portions of the test. She provided unqualified applicants answers to the written skills test and then would use state-issued identification numbers of other third-party testers to pass unqualified applicants and issue fraudulent CDLs.

The woman will be sentenced on September 13, 2019, and she faces a maximum penalty of five years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

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