|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||October 27, 2009|
|NEWS FROM: Compliance Enforcement Division||09-013|
A Las Vegas woman was arrested Monday on a June 2008 warrant and faces multiple charges after she allegedly altered vehicle records to facilitate the theft of registration fees.
Lauren S. Jimerson, 25 years old, was arrested October 26 by investigators from the DMV’s Compliance Enforcement Division. Jimerson resigned from the DMV following her initial interviews with investigators in May, 2008, and had eluded capture since.
“The DMV takes fraud and crime seriously whether it comes from outside the department or from within,” said Director Edgar J. Roberts. “Ms. Jimerson will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
Jimerson, who worked at the Decatur branch office, is accused of the theft of a total of $8,691 in 29 separate fraudulent transactions from June 2007 to March 2008. She allegedly used a computer screen printout of the proper registration fees as a receipt for the customer, collected that full amount, then altered the vehicle record so the computer system would charge a lesser amount.
Jimerson was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. Bail was set at $99,000. She faces two counts of theft, one count of unlawful use of public money, one count of Misappropriation and Falsification of Accounts by a Public Officer and 29 counts of Forgery by creation, alteration or deletion of data contained in a computer.
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Clark County Detention Center Booking Photo