November 21, 2017
Washington Woman Charged With Mail Fraud
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.