State police have charged a former state Department of Motor Vehicles employee after investigators say she agreed to create a fraudulent driver’s license in exchange for $800.
A news release from the State Law Enforcement Division said Monday that Kelly Medina, 38, was arrested after she admitted issuing a fake license to Ariel Guerra, 36. According to SLED warrants, Guerra is not a legal resident of South Carolina.
SLED investigators said Guerra approached Medina in December about obtaining the license at the DMV’s main offices in Columbia. Initially, Guerra promised $1,000 for the license but agreed to $800. However, Medina told investigators she has only received $200 of that money. Guerra was charged with Influencing the Action of a Public Official.
Guerra and Medina were booked at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. A DMV spokeswoman said Medina resigned after officials began investigating the fraudulent license.