– Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that a former Motor Vehicle Commission clerk
from Camden County was sentenced to state
prison today for issuing driver’s licenses
with false birth dates so the license holders
would appear to be over 21. Two other clerks
who worked with her were also charged in the
to Division of Criminal Justice Director Deborah
L. Gramiccioni, Desirae Dietrich, 23, of Laurel
Springs, was sentenced to three years in state
prison by Superior Court Judge Irwin J. Snyder
in Camden County. 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 the
pleaded guilty on June 5 to second-degree
conspiracy to commit computer criminal activity.
A second clerk, Bridgett Hagan, 21, of Gloucester
City, was sentenced on that date by Judge
Snyder to five years of probation, conditioned
on her serving 270 days in Camden County Jail.
She pleaded guilty on March 10 to the same
charge as Dietrich.
are pending against the third clerk, Amanda
Green, 27, of Woodbury. She was arrested with
Dietrich and Hagan on Aug. 28, 2008 and charged
with second-degree conspiracy, second-degree
computer criminal activity, and fourth-degree
falsifying or tampering with records.
charges stem from a joint investigation by
the Division of Criminal Justice and the Motor
Vehicle Commission. When the offenses occurred
in 2007 and 2008, all three clerks worked
in the Cherry Hill Motor Vehicle Agency. Before
the three were arrested and suspended, Hagan
was transferred to the Camden Motor Vehicle
Agency, and Dietrich was transferred to the
West Deptford Motor Vehicle Agency.
state investigation revealed that on April
29, 2008, Hagan used her access to the MVC
computer system to change the date of birth
listed for her from May 2, 1988, to May 2,
1986. She then issued a new digital driver’s
license for herself with the false birth date.
Green allegedly assisted her in the transaction.
June 21, 2008, Dietrich and Hagan entered
the MVC computer system and altered the birth
date on the license of a male friend of Dietrich,
Jamar Colon, 21, of Lawnside. They issued
him a new digital driver’s license falsely
showing a birth date of June 14, 1986, instead
of his actual birth date of June 14, 1988.
previously issued fraudulent driver’s
licenses with false birth dates for three
other male friends: Dante L. Curry, 22, of
Clementon, on Feb. 20, 2007; Terrell H. Carter,
21, of Clementon, on March 12, 2007; and Thomas
McDevitt Jr., 22, of Laurel Springs, on Feb.
Curry, Carter and McDevitt were charged on
April 20, 2009 in a state grand jury indictment
with third-degree tampering with public records
or information. All four pleaded guilty to
state will recommend that Curry and Carter
be ordered to serve terms of probation when
they are sentenced by Judge Snyder on Sept.
25 and Oct. 30, respectively. Colon and McDevitt
were admitted into the Pre-Trial Intervention
Program by Judge Snyder on Aug. 17.
charges filed against Green are merely accusations
and she is presumed innocent until proven
guilty. Second-degree crimes carry a maximum
sentence of 10 years in state prison and a
$150,000 fine, while fourth-degree crimes
carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison
and a $10,000 fine.
investigation was conducted by Detective Michael
Duffield, Detective Richard A. Loufik, Detective
Frederic Moore, Detective Shawn Gorlin, Detective
Paul A. Marfino Jr., and Sgt. Kim Husband
of the Division of Criminal Justice, and Investigators
Jeffrey Streitz and Stephen Crane of the Motor