Prison Sentence in Michigan Driver's License and Identification Document (ID) Scam
On April 20, Kimberly Murray, a former clerk for the Michigan Secretary of State (MSOS) was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Detroit, MI to nine months in prison for her part in a scheme to sell driver's licenses and IDs. Murray, who had worked in both the Allen Park and downtown Detroit MSOS offices, pled guilty in February to charges of ID fraud conspiracy. She admitted issuing IDs or driver's licenses to at least 10 individuals in exchange for about $300 per document. Two other former MSOS employees, Regjean Welch and Barbara Wilkey pled guilty to related charges in December 2005 and await sentencing. Andre Donaldson, who had referred individuals seeking Michigan driver's licenses or commercial driver's licenses to Welch also pled guilty and was sentenced to 12 months in prison on April 10, 2006. Our ongoing investigation is being conducted as part of an FBI Task Force with DHS-ICE, the Michigan Department of State, and the Michigan State Police.