Woman sentenced in Michigan driver’s license scam

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A former clerk for the Michigan Secretary of State was sentenced to nine months in prison for her part in a scheme to sell driver’s licenses and IDs. Kimberly Murray, who was sentenced April 20 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, had pled guilty in February to charges of ID fraud conspiracy.

Murray, who had worked in both the Allen Park and downtown Detroit MSOS offices, admitted issuing IDs or driver’s licenses to at least 10 individuals in exchange for about $300 per document. Two other former MSOS employees, Regjean Welch and Barbara Wilkey, pled guilty to related charges in December 2005 and await sentencing. Andre Donaldson, who had referred individuals seeking Michigan driver’s licenses or commercial driver’s licenses to Welch, also pled guilty and was sentenced April 10 to 12 months in prison.

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General as part of an FBI Task Force with DHS-ICE, the Michigan Department of State and the Michigan State Police.