– Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a Cumberland County man was sentenced
for altering documentation so that his friend
could obtain a New Jersey digital driver’s
to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni,
Alphonso Brown, 48, of Bridgeton, was sentenced
on Friday, June 12, to 364 days in the county
jail as a condition of five years of probation
by Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury Jr.
in Atlantic County. The sentence was based
on Brown’s April 1 guilty plea to conspiracy
and tampering with public records.
pleading guilty, Brown admitted that he knew
about and consented to Tyrone Gillis, 55,
of Bridgeton, fraudulently obtaining a license
using his identity. Gillis was previously
sentenced by Judge DeLury to five years in
state prison. Gillis pleaded guilty on Nov.
17 to conspiracy to commit document fraud,
a charge contained in a Sept. 10, 2008 state
grand jury indictment.
admitted that in February 2008, he fraudulently
obtained a New Jersey digital driver’s
license using Brown’s identifying documents.
Gillis admitted that on Feb. 15, 2008, he
took the written driver’s test using
Brown’s identity at the Cardiff Motor
Vehicle Agency in Little Egg Harbor Township.
Gillis failed the test, but he re-took it
on Feb. 22, 2008 at the same agency and passed,
again using Brown’s identity.
fraud was discovered when Brown entered the
Bridgeton Motor Vehicle Agency on Feb. 28
to add a motorcycle permit to his driver’s
license. An MVC clerk noticed that Brown was
not the man whose photo was in the system
under his name. The photo was of Gillis. The
clerk notified her manager who alerted the
MVC Security and Investigations Unit. The
MVC referred the matter to the Division of
Criminal Justice for further investigation.
Richard Loufik and Deputy Attorney General
Valerie Noto conducted and coordinated the
investigation. Noto represented the Division
of Criminal Justice at the sentencing. Attorney
General Milgram thanked the Motor Vehicle
Commission for its assistance in the investigation.