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Massachusetts Driving School Owner Sentenced for Defrauding the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

On January 17, 2024, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts sentenced Neta Centio to 15 months in prison, 1 year of supervised release, forfeiture of $19,305, a $10,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. Centio pleaded guilty on August 21, 2023, to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud.
 
The investigation revealed that Centio used CashApp to pay a road test examiner at the Brockton Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) service center to misrepresent that certain driver's license applicants had passed road tests when, in fact, they did not show up for the tests. As a result of the fraud, the RMV mailed driver's licenses to unqualified applicants. Centio paid a co-conspirator over 40 bribes and, once the fraud was discovered, told the road test examiner to not mention the CashApp payments.
 
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations.