BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employee has been charged with creating at least 15 fake driver’s licenses for people who used other people’s Puerto Rican documents.
Vanessa Peguero of Leominster was charged in U.S. District Court in Boston on Wednesday with producing a false identification document. She was released on $10,000 bail.
Prosecutors say she was recruited by a man who flirted with her in the Registry’s Leominster branch and agreed to create the fake license for a fee of $200 each. She allegedly told authorities that she never met the people for whom she made the licenses.
Her court-appointed attorney refused comment.
If convicted, she faces a maximum of 15 years in federal prison.
Registrar Rachel Kaprielian says her agency cooperated with authorities in the investigation.
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