Published On: Mon, May 14th, 2012

DMV Employee Charged in Fraudulent Driver License and ID Scheme

A Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, who worked at the Los Angeles, Calif. field office located on  3615 S. Hope Street, along with two other individuals were taken into custody in April 2012 and charged with allegedly being involved in a fraudulent driver license and ID scheme.

Coretta Lasha Gray Beason-Samuel, 38, along with two non-DMV co-conspirators Danavian Travon Hughes, 35 and Adolfo Maria Cruz, 45, allegedly facilitated the issuance of a California Identification Card to an undercover officer.

DMV employee, Beason-Samuel, faces a total of 21 felony counts, including falsification of public records, unauthorized computer access and the alteration of DMV data, conspiracy and perjury and a possible sentence of 13 years in prison. She is being held on $150,000 bail.

Beason-Samuel allegedly conspired with a facilitator to produce a fraudulent California Identification Card to an undercover officer during a joint investigation between the Department of Justice and other government agencies.

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