August 16, 2021
Maryland Individual Sentenced for Forgery and Identity Theft
On August 16, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland sentenced Philip Mungin to 3 months of incarceration, 3 months of home detention, 36 months of supervised release, a $13,000 fine, and a forfeiture of $2,000. On April 23, Mungin pleaded guilty to forgery of military discharge certificates and identity theft. Mungin, under the false identity of a military transition specialist, manufactured and sold fraudulent military discharge certificates (DD-214), which falsely claimed the bearer was trained and qualified to operate commercial vehicles. The fraudulent DD-214s allowed at least 30 individuals to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) through the Military Skills Test Waiver Program, a DOT program that waives the CDL testing and education requirements for individuals with equivalent military training.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, with assistance from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.