Regional
5:10 pm
Fri January 22, 2010

Former MVD Employee Accused Of Issuing False Licenses

New Mexico – A former New Mexico Motor Vehicles Division employee has been indicted after being accused of issuing false drivers' licenses.

A Santa Fe grand jury last week indicted 24-year-old Martin Garcia of Santa Fe on three felony counts of issuing fraudulent documents.

He is accused of issuing two false driver's licenses and tampering with a public record while employed at the MVD.

The allegations arose from an internal investigation by the Taxation and Revenue Department's Tax Fraud Investigations Division into a questionable title transaction. The MVD is a division of the tax department.

Garcia allegedly took the actions between April and December 2008.

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