– Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a suspended Motor Vehicle Commission
customer service representative in Mount Holly
was sentenced today for creating false driver’s
license records for herself in the MVC computer
to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni,
Ontaya Brown, 28, of Hamilton, Mercer County,
was ordered to serve 270 days in the county
jail as a condition of three years of probation
by Superior Court Judge Patricia Richmond
LeBon in Burlington County. Brown was also
ordered to forfeit her position at the MVC
and is permanently barred from holding public
employment. The sentence was based on Brown’s
guilty plea to two counts of tampering with
public records, charges contained in an Aug.
6, 2008 state grand jury indictment.
pleading guilty on June 22, Brown admitted
that in January 2004, while her driver’s
license was suspended, she tampered with MVC
records on two occasions. An investigation
determined that on Jan. 7, 2004, Brown created
a new record by using a false date of birth.
On Jan. 28, 2004, she created a second false
record by using a false social security number
and changing her eye color. Brown admitted
that, by falsifying that information, she
created records that assigned different driver’s
license numbers to her. Brown was suspended
without pay from her MVC job in 2007 after
the alleged conduct came to light.
Motor Vehicle Commission referred the case
to the Division of Criminal Justice. It was
investigated by Supervising Investigator Gary
Nucera of the Motor Vehicle Commission and
Detective Frederic Moore of the Division of
Criminal Justice Major Crimes Bureau, MVC
Unit. Deputy Attorney General Jacqueline D.
Smith, deputy chief of the Division of Criminal
Justice Major Crimes Bureau, prosecuted the
case and represented the state at sentencing.
Attorney General Milgram thanked the Motor
Vehicle Commission for its assistance in the