BOSTON — Federal investigators have busted up a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles scheme they say involves four state workers now charged with “aggravated identity theft” after they allegedly created false identification documents for illegal aliens, among other actions.
Prosecutors say the scheme, announced Wednesday by the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office, was carried out at the Haymarket RMV in downtown Boston and involved clerks creating false identities and addresses that were subsequently used to commit voter fraud within the city.
The investigation began in October 2015 after Massachusetts State Police received an anonymous letter alleging that “an employee by the name of Evelyn Medina” had been using her job at the Haymarket RMV “to provide personal information to people within her community,” according to an affidavit submitted July 24 by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Anthony P. Russo Jr..
Russo states in his affidavit that he used an informant to learn more information about the practices occurring at the Haymarket RMV. Medina, 56, identified in court documents as “a national of the Dominican Republic and a citizen of the United States,” allegedly made hundreds of Social Security Number queries “with no transaction activity associated with them.”