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Audit shows $98,000 in theft from Office of Motor Vehicles

5 years 7 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 12 2018 Dec 12, 2018 December 12, 2018 7:22 AM December 12, 2018 in News

BATON ROUGE - According to an audit released Wednesday morning from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, three state employees from the Office of Motor Vehicles took $98,507 for personal use. 

Between March and June of 2017, those employees were arrested for theft of public assets. Money used in the alleged thefts were from petty cash, daily deposits, and reinstatement transactions. 

The audit does not reveal the identities of the individuals involved, but refers to their job descriptions. 

Additionally, a Public Tag Agent (PTA) employee was arrested for computer fraud and filing of false public records. The audit says that PTA employee is accused of issuing invalid driver's licenses for cash payment. 

This is the third year since 2014 that audits have revealed a misappropriation of funds by OMV employees. All of the employees have been fired from the agency. 

To view the full audit click here.

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