Former Rhode Island DMV Clerk on Trial for Creating Fake Licenses

November 7, 2008

A former clerk for the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is on trial for creating phony driver’s licenses in exchange for cash.

The trial for Dolores Rodriguez LaFlamme began Wednesday in U.S. District Court. She is charged with conspiracy, identity theft and fraudulently producing driver’s licenses.

Prosecutors have said she made valid-looking licenses for people who could not legally get them. People allegedly paid intermediaries between $700 and $2,500, and LaFlamme kept some of the money for making the bogus licenses — about 30 of them in all.

LaFlamme’s defense attorney said another employee had LaFlamme’s computer password and used it to create the phony licenses.

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