November 19, 2021
Pennsylvania Third-Party CDL Examiner Charged With Wire Fraud
On November 19, 2021, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania filed an information against Roberto Correas, a third-party commercial driver’s license (CDL) examiner, alleging that Correas committed wire fraud in connection with a CDL scheme. Between February and March 2018, while employed as a CDL program supervisor, Correas allegedly provided pre-signed CDL skills examination score sheets to a co-conspirator, knowing the co-conspirator would complete the sheets with passing scores for individuals who did not actually take the test to fraudulently qualify them for CDLs. In addition, between September and October 2018, Correas conducted CDL skills examinations for a company and applicants paid $275 for each examination. Correas did not submit those payments to the company and kept the money.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assisted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Note: Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.