Candace N. Green, 34, a former employee of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, pleaded guilty to producing and selling 162 drivers licenses. She faces up to 15 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years of supervised release. Sentencing is set for July 6, 2007. Green received approximately $1,300 for each fraudulent license. When she was arrested at her apartment on September 16, police found $9,000 in a bowling ball bag.
Court documents state Green conspired with Ana Maria L. Creque, 45, of Adelphi, and Dennys Tome-Henriquez, 27, of New Brunswick, N.J., in a scheme to sell the licenses. Creque and Tome-Henriquez also have pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Creque and at least one other conspirator met with prospective buyers of the unauthorized licenses... Buyers were brought to the Beltsville office and directed to Green's workstation, where they received the licenses.
The scheme could have caused problems for federal authorities cracking down on illegal aliens and terrorists.
In 2001, at least four persons were charged in Virginia with aiding some of the hijackers in the September 11 attacks with getting fake driver's licenses.