February 7, 2017
Former DOT Employee Indicted for Bank Fraud
On February 7, 2017, Darryl Williams, a former employee of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and FMCSA, was indicted in U.S. District Court, Tallahassee, Florida, on charges of bank fraud.
The indictment alleged that from November 2010 through October 2016, Williams attempted to obtain money, loans, and lines of credit from Envision Credit Union through false and fraudulent representations by lying about his employment status, employer, job title, length of employment, and/or salary. To support his applications for loans and lines of credit, Williams allegedly falsified, forged, or otherwise manipulated his DOT leave and earnings statements. Williams allegedly represented that he was employed by DOT and FRA when that was no longer the case, and falsely indicated on the applications that his job title was Investigator with DOT.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation jointly with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Social Security Administration-OIG.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.