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DOT service provider pleads guilty to fraud

Defendant admits to her role in faking FMCSA recordkeeping

Posted November 22, 2017

A Pennsylvania woman pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to fraudulently providing services for driver physicals and DOT drug and alcohol testing.

The defendant was indicted in September 2016 on 65 counts of wire fraud, false statements, and aggravated identity theft.

The investigation revealed that the defendant:

  • Falsified medical examiner’s certificates;
  • Falsified DOT drug-testing chain of custody forms;
  • Forged documents by using the identity of an unsuspecting licensed physician;
  • Falsified documents by claiming to be a medical review officer (MRO); and
  • Continued to perform driver medical exams after the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania suspended her chiropractic license in 2013.

The investigation was a collaborative effort between the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Pennsylvania State Police, Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office, Pennsylvania Department of State, and PennDOT.

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