Illinois Secretary of State employee charged with selling ID info

| 12/9/2010

A veteran employee of the Illinois Secretary of State’s driver’s license office tried to sell information he thought belonged to state driver’s license holders.

The employee, however, was caught in an FBI sting that may cost him his job and prison time.

Lake County, IL, reportedly charged Charles DiPrima with three counts of conspiracy to commit identity theft.

The Daily Herald reported that DiPrima was a 22-year employee of the state office, which issues driver’s licenses and commercial driver’s licenses.

Three times in 2007, DiPrima agreed to exchange personal identity information in exchange for store gift cards and Chicago Cubs baseball tickets, the newspaper reported.

Each time the other person was an FBI informant, the Herald reported, so the cases didn’t compromise real individuals.

According to court records, DiPrima filed for bankruptcy last year.