Recently, a former clerk at the Jersey City Motor Vehicle Agency pled guilty to illegally selling New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons.
The official charge that the 48-year-old woman was convicted of was second-degree conspiracy.
By pleading guilty, she admitted that—on more than one occasion—she entered false information into the MVC database in connection with sales of New Jerseydriver’s licenses to two people who did not have the required six points of identification.
Under her plea agreement: 1) the state will recommend that she be sentenced to 4 years in state prison, 2) she will be required to pay $3,000 in restitution, and 3) she will be permanently barred from public employment anywhere in New Jersey.
The clerk’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 7.
Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa stated, “By aggressively prosecuting these crimes, we will deter others from attempting to illegally sell New Jerseydigital driver’s licenses.”
He also said, “Because of the powerful nature of this form of identification and the propensity of criminals to seek false licenses to use in their illicit activities, we need to ensure that the security measures in place for issuing licenses are not undermined by corrupt employees who violate the public’s trust.”
The Director of the Division of Criminal Justice commented, “We will continue to work closely with the Motor Vehicle Commission to ensure that these types of black market license brokering schemes are detected, thoroughly investigated, and aggressively prosecuted.”
Additionally, the woman’s daughter, who was also a clerk at the Jersey City Motor Vehicle Agency, just pled guilty to third-degree tampering with public records or information.
She admitted that she assisted in processing the application for one of the driver’s licenses sold by her mother.
Consequently, she was sentenced 2 of probation, 50 hours of community service, and will be forced to pay a $1,000 fine. Like her mother, she too will be permanently barred from public employment inNew Jersey.
Remember, committing a crime can severely impact your ability to get a job. If you or a loved one was recently charged with a crime in New Jersey, contact an experiencedNew Jerseycriminal defense attorney today.