The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 2, 2012
Five California DMV workers charged in fraudulent license scam

The Associated Press is reporting from San Diego that five California Department of Motor Vehicles workers have been charged in what federal prosecutors say was a scheme producing hundreds of fraudulent driver licenses for bribes of up to $3,000 each.

From the AP report:

Applicants who failed driving tests or were unwilling to take them paid "recruiters" who, in turn, bribed employees at offices in suburban El Cajon and Rancho San Diego to enter false scores, according to the complaint.

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