2 NY DMV workers charged in ID theft ring: feds
BRUCE GOLDING, NY Post
Two New York State DMV workers earned more than $1 million issuing driver's licenses with stolen identities to convicted felons -- including a sex offender, federal authorities announced today.
The US Attorney's office in Manhattan announced the arrest of the two employees and four others involved in the scam.
"The integrity of any security system, no matter how elaborate or expensive, is only as good as the integrity of the people who carry it out," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara.
"Human integrity is every bit as important as cutting edge technology. And in these times, more than ever before, we cannot afford to have any weak links in our security chain."
An undercover officer investigating the ring got an ID after claiming to be on the feds' no-fly list who wanted to travel to Pakistan.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly added, "Identity fraud puts the public seriously at risk where it can easily be used to help everyone from con artists to terrorists. As recent events attest, New York remains on the top of the terrorist target list."
People are also apparently selling their dead kids' IDs to potential terrorists.