NC License Plate Employees Face 1,000-Plus Criminal Charges
Two former employees at the Lillington License Plate Agency face a total of 1,119 charges that resulted in the closing of the office Thursday.
Lynetta Green, 35, of the 100 block of Woodbridge Drive in Lillington is charged with 260 counts each of altering vehicle titles and accessing government computers to defraud, said Marge Howell, a spokeswoman for the Division of Motor Vehicles in Raleigh.
Green also is charged with 260 misdemeanor counts of violating registration provisions, Howell said.
The second employee, Janet Faye McLean, 57, of South Second Street in Lillington is charged with 113 counts each of the same offenses, Howell said.
The women are accused of knowingly taking expired driver’s licenses and state-issued identification cards from Hispanics who were getting titles for vehicles or registering them, Howell said.
The victims would present licenses or identification cards that were issued before 2006, Howell said.
That was when legislators changed the law, requiring a Social Security number in order to get a license or identity card, she said.
All the victims held cards that were issued before 2006, Howell said.
The women also are accused of charging them higher fees than those set by the state, Howell said.
She did not know how much money the women made off the scam.