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DMV employee convicted of driver’s license fraud

April 18, 2012 |  8:02 pm

Michelle Carbajal was convicted in O.C. drivers license case
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.


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Photo: Michelle Carbajal. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office