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Washington Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

On December 8, 2017, Christine Clark, owner of Premium Drug Screening, Shelton, Washington, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Tacoma, Washington, to her role in a scheme to defraud companies that hired her to administer their DOT drug-testing programs. She was charged by information on November 21, 2017.

Clark was supposed to collect urine specimens from employees and ship them to certified laboratories for testing. Instead, she fabricated DOT drug-test reports to make it appear the urine specimens had been tested by a certified lab when they had not been tested 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, and their employees drove school buses, transit buses, and other commercial motor vehicles in western Washington. 

DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from FMCSA and the Washington State Patrol.