Four RMV employees were arrested along with a document vendor and document dealer for allegedly conspiring to provide Puerto Rico licenses and official state ID cards to illegal immigrants in exchange for cash. In some cases, the false identities and addresses that the perpetrators sold were used to fraudulently register to vote in the state of Massachusetts.
The identity theft operation was uncovered in 2015 when Massachusetts State Police received an anonymous letter alleging that an RMV employee was selling stolen identifications and drivers’ licenses.
According to the Department of Justice website in Massachusetts, the document dealer sold a Puerto Rican birth certificates and U.S. Social Security cards to the document vendor for $900 who then sold the stolen identities for over $2,000 to clients seeking false identities in Massachusetts.
Illegal aliens, individuals that have been previously deported, and individuals who have admitted to facing drug charges were among the document vendor’s customer list.
Once the false identity was purchased and registered to vote in the City of Boston, the corrupt RMV workers would accept cash to issue Massachusetts drivers licenses and ID cards.Read more at CNSNews