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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Former West Virginia DMV Employee Charged In Driver’s License Scheme

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Defendant alleged to have sold licenses for cash

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that KERMIT MILLER, 60 years old, of Martinsburg, WV, has been indicted on 19 counts of fraud in connection with identification documents. It is alleged that MILLER, a former employee of the state Department of Motor Vehicles, fraudulently produced and distributed West Virginia driver's licenses. As part of the alleged scheme, MILLER did not require that the recipients of the licenses complete the required applications or testing, and MILLER received cash in exchange for the identifications that he provided.

MILLER faces up to 15 years in prison on the conspiracy count and up to 5 years in prison on each of the counts of fraud. The U.S. Attorney's Office is also seeking to forfeit the proceeds obtained by MILLER as a result of the alleged criminal violations.

Anyone who has information about this matter or any other matters related to public corruption in the state is encouraged to call the West Virginia Public Corruption Hotline at 1-855- WVA-FEDS.

The case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas. MILLER is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015