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January 16, 2007
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MVA EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO SELLING FRAUDULENT DRIVER’S LICENSES
162 Fraudulent Maryland Driver’s Licenses Sold
Greenbelt, Maryland - Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) employee Candace Nicole Green, age 34, of Landover, Maryland pleaded guilty today to conspiring to produce and sell, unlawfully produced Maryland driver’s licenses issued by the MVA, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court at her plea, from January 2005 to September 16, 2006, Green conspired with Ana Maria Lorena Creque, age 45, of Adelphi, Maryland; Dennys Tome-Henriquez, age 27, of New Brunswick, New Jersey and others to produce and transfer unlawfully produced identification documents. Green was employed at the MVA office in Beltsville, where she issued Maryland drivers’ licenses and identification cards. Creque worked for a car dealership in Beltsville where she met Green in the course of her duties preparing paperwork for automobile titles.
As part of this conspiracy, Creque, Tome-Henriquez and others met with prospective Maryland driver’s license applicants who were willing to pay money to obtain a driver’s license illegally. The applicants paid the conspirators for each fraudulently issued Maryland driver’s license. The conspirators assisted the applicants in traveling to the Beltsville Branch of the MVA, and directed them to Green’s workstation, where the applicants obtained Maryland driver’s licenses produced by Green without lawful authority. Creque then paid Green approximately $1,300 for each fraudulently issued Maryland driver’s license that Green produced and transferred to the applicants. As part of the conspiracy, Green produced 162 Maryland driver’s licenses without lawful authority.
After her arrest on September 16, 2006, Green told investigating agents that she had some of the payments she received for producing the driver’s licenses at her home. Her home was searched and agents recovered $9,000 in a bowling ball bag.
Green faces a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus scheduled sentencing for July 6, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.
Creque and Tome-Henriquez, pleaded guilty to the same charge and are scheduled to be sentenced on April 12 and February 20, 2007, respectively.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the investigative work performed by the Internal Investigations Section of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration Investigation and Security Services Division, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the United States Attorney’s Office. The case originated with information provided by the MVA. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Dunne, who is prosecuting the case.
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