Two South Florida DMV workers are facing a number of charges after authorities say they gave driver's licenses to people who didn't complete the state's driving exam.
Lori Andre, 32, and Brittany Renee Jones, 29, were arrested Tuesday on charges including racketeering, official misconduct, driver license fraud and offenses against intellectual property, arrest warrants showed.
According to the warrants, the woman gave driver's licenses to at least five people who didn't pass the exam, and even modified information in the state's database.
The warrants didn't say why the women issued the licenses, including if they were paid by the people they issued them to.
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Terry Rhodes, executive director for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, said both women have been fired.
"The department is committed to maintaining the integrity of its processes to ensure highway safety and security. DHSMV routinely performs quality assurance reviews on transactions, looking for any anomalies that could indicate fraud," Rhodes said in a statement. "As in this case, findings are investigated and those suspected of compromising Floridians’ safety will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
Andre and Jones appeared in court Wednesday where they were ordered held on $6,000 bond each. Attorney information wasn't available.