DMV employee charged with taking bribes to clean up drivers' records

| 8/26/2004

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 altered.

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.