FONTANA — An employee at the Department of Motor Vehicles has been charged with several felonies for allegedly helping two men obtain fraudulent IDs and driver’s licenses.
Felicia Shauntee Fuller, who worked at the Fontana DMV office, is accused of inputting false data allowing one of the men to receive a driver’s license.
For the other man, prosecutors allege Fuller created fraudulent IDs using two of the man’s aliases. The man had an extensive criminal history and several warrants for his arrest on felony charges, according to a report of the DMV’s investigation contained in Fuller’s court file.
Fuller, 32, of Victorville, has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges. Her attorney said today that her workstation at the DMV may have been illegally accessed by another employee who then committed the acts attributed to Fuller.
“They have accused her of wrongdoing, and she denies the wrongdoing,” Gregory Rubel said.
The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office charged Fuller on Dec. 7 with 12 felonies: three counts of violating public records laws, three counts of second-degree commercial burglary, and six counts of computer access and fraud.
Fuller worked for six years at the DMV, where her job title was “motor vehicle field representative,” according to the DMV report in her court file. Rubel said Fuller has since left the job and is now on disability.
According to prosecutors, Fuller committed the alleged crimes between March 12, 2009 and July 28, 2009.
When Fuller was interviewed by DMV investigators she denied responsibility for creating the fake IDs, and said she didn’t know the man who had several IDs created under two aliases.
One of the beneficiaries of Fuller’s alleged fraud told DMV investigators that he twice failed the written test to obtain a driver’s license, according to the DMV report.
The man, a Los Angeles resident, claimed he told the owner of a car wash about his difficulty passing the test, and the owner said he “knew someone who knew someone” who worked at the DMV.
The man said that in exchange for a fee of between $100 and $200, the owner of the car wash arranged for the man’s DMV record to be changed to show that he had passed his written test, according to the DMV report.
The man told investigators he didn’t know who changed his DMV file, and said he didn’t travel to Fontana.
“I don’t even know where Fontana is,” the man told investigators, according to the DMV report.
Fuller was initially jailed Dec. 10 in lieu of $300,000 bail, but her bail was lowered to $150,000 on Dec. 20 by Judge Phillip M. Morris. Fuller posted bail the following day and was released from custody, Rubel said.
Fuller is next due Jan. 3 in Fontana Superior Court.