February 16, 2018
Utah Man Charged with Forgery for Fraudulently Acquiring a Commercial Driver's License
On February 16, 2018, in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Uintah County, Utah, James Michael Austin was charged by information with forgery in an effort to fraudulently obtain a Utah commercial driver’s license (CDL). Austin previously held a CDL in Colorado, but it was revoked due to his status as a habitual traffic offender.
The information alleges that, on or about February 21, 2017, Austin used the identity of Michael James Fisher to apply for a Utah CDL. During the application process, Austin submitted a fraudulently obtained Maine driver’s license and a Colorado CDL Driving Skills Test Completion Statement form. He also provided a false date of birth, Social Security number, and signature. He completed the application process on or about March 14, 2017, and obtained a fraudulent Utah CDL under the identity of Michael James Fisher.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Utah Department of Public Safety.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.