June 14, 2019
Former Mississippi Highway Patrol Examiner Pleads Guilty To Selling Commercial Driver’s Licenses
On June 14, 2019, in U.S. District Court, Jackson, Mississippi, Tonya Davis, a former commercial driver’s license (CDL) tester at the Mississippi Highway Patrol, pleaded guilty to identity theft and making false statements. Davis was indicted on April 3, 2019.
The investigation revealed that between September 2017 and January 2018, Davis committed fraud by unlawfully using the names and testing identification credentials of multiple CDL testers without their consent. Davis also represented on paperwork and in the State database that individuals passed driver skills tests when she knew they had not taken those tests.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the FBI, Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.