MTA fires staff over fake IDs
Four MTA employees were accused of using fake names to get multiple licenses — and they’re all getting the boot.
“We’re in the process of dismissing all of the employees,” an MTA spokesman asserted. “This sort of behavior is not tolerated.”
The four men were caught using Department of Motor Vehicles software with facial recognition technology that scanned 600,000 state commercial driver’s licenses.
The sweep also nabbed 47 other state residents, more than half of which live in New York City.
Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly warned that drivers who sought multiple licenses under fraudulent names might be doing so to “conceal violent criminal histories.”
All of the drivers face at least one felony charge.
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