On November 21, 2017, Christine Clark, owner of Premium Drug Screening, Shelton, Washington, was charged by information in U.S. District Court, Tacoma, Washington, with mail fraud for her role in a scheme to defraud companies that hired her to administer their DOT drug-testing programs.
Clark was supposed to collect urine specimens from employees and ship them to certified laboratories for testing. Instead, the information alleged, Clark fabricated DOT drug-test reports to make it appear the urine specimens had been tested by a certified lab when, in fact, they were not tested by a lab at all. Between 2009 and 2015, only 94 of the 592 samples collected by Clark were tested by laboratories. The companies used the fabricated reports to satisfy DOT’s drug-testing requirements. The employees in this case drove school buses, transit buses, and other commercial motor vehicles in western Washington.
DOT-OIG investigated this case with assistance from FMCSA and the Washington State Patrol.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.