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Fullerton DMV worker gets 4 years in prison for taking bribes

Saturday, July 07, 2012
Michelle Carbajal, 38, pleaded guilty to 21 felony counts of altering public documents and 21 felony counts of computer access and fraud.

Michelle Carbajal, 38, pleaded guilty to 21 felony counts of altering public documents and 21 felony counts of computer access and fraud. (KABC Photo)

A Fullerton DMV worker will spend four years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for illegal drivers' permits.

Michelle Carbajal, 38, pleaded guilty to accepting more than $23,000 from 14 different people to alter records showing they passed the written and driving tests.

Carbajal then issued them permits, which allowed them to drive big-rigs and other commercial vehicles.

The individuals were referred to her through a third party. The investigation began when Carbajal's supervisor became suspicious and reported her.

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