BOSTON — Federal authorities in Boston say six people have been charged in a scheme to provide stolen identification cards and drivers’ licenses to people living in the country illegally in exchange for cash.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says the defendants were arrested Wednesday on a federal charge of aggravated identity theft.
Authorities say four worked as clerks at the Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles and conspired with the other two to operate the scheme.
Authorities say state police had received an anonymous letter in 2015 alleging an RMV employee was providing stolen identifications and drivers’ licenses to individuals seeking false identifications.
State Secretary William Galvin said Homeland Security officials gave his office the names of 29 individuals who purchased IDs.
Galvin said 10 registered to vote, but none cast ballots.