FBI last week arrested a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission employee
from the Elizabeth, NJ, agency on charges of conspiracy to produce
identification documents, state officials said in a statement.
Lewis, 35, of Plainfield, NJ, was taken into custody by FBI agents
at the Elizabeth agency June 17. Lewis, an exam technician, had
been employed by motor vehicles since October 1989. She administered
arrests could be made in conjunction with this case as the investigation
Chief Administrator Diane Legreide said this latest arrest of an
MVC employee reaffirms a McGreevey administration’s priority: To
eradicate corruption from within the state’s 45 motor vehicle agencies.
will continue to cooperate with any law-enforcement agency in whatever
way we can," Legreide said. "These ongoing efforts and
investigations will help bring the reality of security and safety
to our agencies that, frankly, in today’s world, is an absolute
necessity. Employees and customers alike should know that if they
engage in criminal activity in our agencies, they will be caught
MVC and the FBI had cooperated on the investigation for several
René Tankersley, feature editor
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