A lady has admitted to bribing an worker of the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Automobiles to concern driver’s licenses to individuals who by no means took a street take a look at.
Neta Centio, 56, of Taunton, pleaded responsible Monday to a cost of conspiracy to commit trustworthy providers mail fraud, the newest scandal on the RMV’s Brockton department.
From July 2020 till April 2021, Centio paid a street take a look at examiner on the Brockton workplace to say that candidates for driver’s licenses had handed their street exams once they had not even confirmed up, federal prosecutors mentioned.
That resulted in driver’s licenses being given to a number of unqualified drivers, prosecutors mentioned.
Centio took cash from a number of learner’s allow holders and used cellular fee service CashApp to separate the cash with the street examiner, prosecutors mentioned.
After Centio’s fraud was found, she advised the street take a look at examiner, “Don’t say nothing in regards to the CashApp. … Break the cellphone.”
Centio faces as much as 20 years in jail and the forfeiture of greater than $20,000 at sentencing scheduled for Nov. 20.
In February 2020, 4 staff on the Brockton department have been fired after an investigation by the state Division of Transportation discovered that 2,100 folks have been granted licenses with out taking a driver’s take a look at.
One of many 4 fired, the previous supervisor of the Brockton department, was sentenced earlier this month to 4 months in jail after pleading responsible to extortion for taking bribes in trade for issuing passing scores on learner’s allow exams.