On Wednesday, it was announced that a man from McComb, Mississippi had pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. 37-year-old Derrious Emadrick Dillon previously worked for a company that offered training and certification for consumers seeking commercial driver’s licenses, CDLs. Dillon’s employment was terminated in 2014. Nevertheless, he continued providing paperwork to individuals who wanted a CDL.
The defendant acquired a list of authorized CDL instructors and their identification numbers in Mississippi. Then, he used that information to prepare fraudulent paperwork for individuals seeking commercial driver’s licenses. The defendant provided the paperwork in exchange for payment. The fraudulent paperwork was ultimately provided to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in order to secure a CDL.
Dillon received anywhere from $200 to $400 for each set of fraudulent paperwork delivered to the client. A review determined that some of the applicants could not have achieved the results on the paperwork. During interviews with some of Dillon’s clients, it was determined that they had never taken the test. They only paid Dillon for the paperwork.
Derrious Emadrick Dillon is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10, 2018. At the time of sentencing, the defendant will face a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000. Additional details have been made available here.