MANHATTAN (CN) – A man who bribed DMV employees to get more than 200 identities from driver’s licenses to run a one-stop shopping store for ID theft has been sentenced to 7 years in federal prison.
Wilch DeWalt charged as much as $10,000 for his “one-stop shop for fraudulent identification documents,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said in announcing his sentence.
DeWalt’s customers included a sex offender, felons, and – too bad for DeWalt – an undercover officer who claimed to be on the federal government’s no-fly list, prosecutors said.
DeWalt bribed New York Department of Motor Vehicles employees Glenda Hinton and Robin Jones-Wilson for the DMV information. Both have pleaded guilty. Three other people also have pleaded guilty in the case.
DeWalt, 53, of New York, N.Y., also must forfeit $200,000.