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Louisiana motor vehicle agency workers arrested for theft

December 12, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An audit says three employees of the state Office of Motor Vehicles were arrested for using about $98,000 in customer payments for personal use.

The legislative auditor’s office said in its report released Wednesday that the arrests happened between March and June of 2017 at various field offices following an investigation by OMV management.

The Advocate reports that all three employees were fired.

The auditor’s report also says a worker for a public tag agency contracting with the motor vehicles agency was arrested for computer fraud and filing or keeping false records.

In a written response, OMV Commissioner Karen St. Germain says an internal investigation found the problem and her office is working with state police to prosecute the individuals.

The wide-ranging audit reviewed the state’s Department of Public Safety.

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