A federal grand jury has indicted Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) employee Candace Nicole Green, 34 of Landover; Ana Maria Lorena Creque, 45 of Adelphi; Hector David Elvir-Hernandez, 27 of Beltsville; Henry Geovanni Romero-Nunez, 28 of New Brunswick, New Jersey; and Dennys Tome-Henriquez, 27 of New Brunswick, New Jersey, for conspiring to produce and sell, and selling, unlawfully produced Maryland driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by the MVA.

The indictment was returned on Sept. 25, and unsealed upon the arrest of all the defendants.

According to the three-count indictment, from January 2005 to September 16, 2006, the defendants conspired to produce and transfer more than 150 unlawfully produced identification documents. Green was employed at the MVA office in Beltsville, where she issued Maryland drivers’ licenses and identification cards.  Creque worked for a car dealership in Beltsville where she met Green in the course of her duties preparing paperwork for automobile titles.

The indictment alleges that Creque, Elvir-Hernandez, Romero-Nunez and Tome-Henriquez met with prospective driver’s license applicants at locations near the Beltsville branch of the MVA.  Applicants would pay Creque, Elvir-Hernandez, Romero-Nunez and Tome-Henriquez approximately $2,500 to $3,800 per driver’s license for making arrangements for the applicants to receive the unlawfully produced identification documents, including driving the applicants to the Beltsville MVA branch.  The applicants were directed to Green’s workstation at  the Beltsville MVA, where Green would  produce and transfer the unlawfully produced Maryland driver’s licenses and Identification Cards to the applicants.  According to the indictment, Creque would provide approximately $1,300 to Green for each fraudulently issued identification document.

The indictment seeks forfeiture of $200,000 from the defendants.

The defendants face a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment, followed by 3 years of  supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.