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DMV worker allegedly takes bribes for permits

Michelle Carbajal, 37, a California Department of Motor Vehicles worker, was arrested for allegedly taking bribes to illegally issue driver's permits.
August 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A California Department of Motor Vehicles worker was arrested for allegedly taking bribes to illegally issue driver's permits.

Prosecutors say Michelle Carbajal, 37, Fullerton, accepted $23,000 from 12 different people to alter their records showing they passed the written and driving tests. She then issued them permits.

The permits included qualifying them to drive big-rigs and other commercial vehicles.

Carbajal faces up to 22 years in prison if she's convicted.


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