July 22, 2020
California Man Indicted for Forgery and Identity Theft
On July 22, 2020, a grand jury in the District of Maryland indicted Philip Mungin for coordinating a broad scheme to fraudulently obtain commercial drivers’ licenses (CDL). The indictment alleges that from 2017 through 2018, Mungin manufactured and sold fraudulent military discharge certificates (DD-214), which falsely claimed that the bearer was trained and qualified to operate commercial vehicles. The fraudulent DD-214s allowed at least 30 different individuals to participate in the Military Skills Test Waiver Program, a DOT program that waives the CDL testing and education requirements for individuals with equivalent military training. The indictment also alleges that Mungin fraudulently used the identity of a military transition specialist to complete the DD-214s.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, assisted by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.