A South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles’ employee was
arrested and charged Wednesday, Aug. 25, with two counts of taking money in
exchange for removing traffic violations from drivers’ records, the
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced.
Stacey Yvette Williams, 31, of West Columbia, SC, was
arrested and is scheduled to be booked at the Richland County Detention Center,
division officials said in a news release.
An affidavit from the division said Williams is accused of
taking money and in exchange for deleting, canceling or expunging traffic
records, but did not indicate how many people might have had their records
The Associated Press reported
that the crime Williams is accused of is a felony that carries a maximum
penalty of 10 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and a ban from ever working as a
public employee again.