March 6, 2018
CDL Examiners Indicted for Issuing Fraudulent Driver Skills Test Scores
On March 6, 2018, Benjamin McGriggs and Robert Davis, third-party commercial driver’s license (CDL) examiners, were indicted in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, for making and using false writings and documents. McGriggs and Davis accepted cash payments from CDL skills test applicants in lieu of administering the federally mandated test. In exchange for cash payments, they provided CDL applicants with commercial driver’s skills test score sheets, which falsely certified that the drivers successfully completed the CDL skills test. In fact, the drivers were never tested.
The investigation revealed that between August 2014 and September 2016, McGriggs and Davis received cash payments from approximately 65 CDL skills test applicants in exchange for falsified test score sheets. The drivers then provided the fraudulent tests results to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Office of Motor Vehicles, in an attempt to obtain their CDLs.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.