According to authorities, on Wednesday, four state Registry of Motor Vehicle clerks, along with two other people, were arrested for making false identifications through the registry and selling them to people living in the country illegally, some of whom had been deported in the past.
The six individuals who were arrested include: Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston; Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston; Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph; David Brimage, 46, of Boston; Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston; and a 32-year-old man identified as John Doe.
The case against these six individuals began after Massachusetts State Police received an anonymous letter back in October 2015 claiming a “corrupt RMV employee” was providing stolen identifications and drivers’ license to people seeking the phony documents.
Medina, Gracia, Jordan, and Brimage were employed as clerks at the Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles. Per Authorities, Brea and Flako worked with the RMV clerks to operate the scheme.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, “An investigation revealed that several Haymarket RMV clerks – Medina, Gracia, Jordan, and Brimage – were allegedly working with Brea, who acted as the document vendor, and Flako, who acted as the document dealer, to provide licenses and identification cards to illegal aliens for cash.”
Per authorities, Flako allegedly sold a Puerto Rican birth certificate and U.S. Social Security card to Brea for approximately $900. In turn, Brea sold the stolen identities for more than $2,000 to clients seeking legitimate identities in Massachusetts. These clients included people living in the country illegally, individuals who were previously deported, and an individual who admitted to previously facing drug charges.
According to Mass Live, Brea allegedly also used the fake documents to register people to vote in Boston. The four RMV workers are accused of accepted cash to illegally issue authentic RMV documents – licenses and identification cards.