DMV employee convicted of driver’s license fraud
A woman who worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles was convicted Wednesday of taking more than $23,000 in exchange for altering driver’s license records and issuing commercial licenses to people who had not passed their tests.
Michelle Carbajal, 38, a Fullerton resident, took the money from 14 people between Sept. 9, 2008, and April 27, 2010, according to Orange County district attorney's office.
She pleaded guilty to a court offer of 21 felony counts of altering public documents and 21 felony counts of computer access and fraud, the district attorney's office said in a statement.
Carbajal was charged with accepting $23,700 in payments from the people who had been referred by a third party, prosecutors said.
She is scheduled to be sentenced July 6 and is expected to receive four years in custody, prosecutors said.
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Michelle Carbajal. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office