BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Six people, were arrested on Thursday in connection with a scheme to produce false identification documents through the states Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Four of the suspects were RMV clerks.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston; Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston; and a 32-year-old man, were charged in Boston’s federal court with aggravated identity theft.
The defendants were scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday afternoon.
Medina, Gracia, Jordan, and Brimage were employed as clerks at the Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles.
Brea and the unidentified 32-year-old suspect worked with the RMV clerks to operate the scheme.
State Police got an anonymous tip in October 2015, alleging that a corrupt RMV employee was providing stolen ID’s and drivers licenses to people looking for false identification.
Police investigated and found out the six were working together to act as document dealers providing licenses and identification cards to illegal aliens for cash.
Their clients also included individuals who were previously deported and individuals who admitted to previously facing drug charges.
The aggravated identity theft charge has a mandatory minimum of two years in prison.
The investigation into the scheme is ongoing.