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DMV: Man promised driver's licenses, stole money

Posted April 12, 2012

— The state Division of Motor Vehicles said Thursday that a Virginia man has been charged with impersonating a DMV security employee and charging Hispanic people thousands of dollars for driver's licenses.

Andres Diaz Gonzalez, who also goes by the names Rafael Hernandez Nunez, “Armondo” and “Cuba,” was arrested Monday in Hampton, Va. He is being held without bond on dozens of charges of obtaining property by false pretense and conspiracy to commit false pretense, pending an extradition hearing next Wednesday.

Victims said Gonzalez claimed he could obtain driver's licenses for Hispanics who did not otherwise qualify for them. He charged $1,500 for each license and had required a group of at least 10 “customers” before escorting them to a driver's license office. He wore a black shirt or jacket emblazoned with security emblems during these trips, they said.

While the victims waited for their licenses, Gonzalez would leave by the back door of the office, taking their money with him, according to investigators.

Gonzalez was last seen at the Fuquay-Varina Driver's License Office on March 12, where 12 people were victimized, authorities said. He is believed to have committed the same crime at least three other times since last June, they said.


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  • ProudBlackSingleMother Apr 13, 2012

    I hope the people who were trying to get illegal drivers licenses were charged too.

  • saywhaaaaat Apr 13, 2012

    What is so funny to me is that these folks reported him to the police....when they were trying to illegally get a license. Nice...-iwasjustsayin

    Yeah It's almost like a drug dealer shorted a crackhead on his deal and then the crackhead call the police on the drug dealer because he shorted him on it..it is kinda funny....and I'm part hispanic...LOL

  • muggs Apr 13, 2012

    This is just one more reason that some form of federal investigation should be made available to research the validity of documents that are already in the hands of thousands and the only way to achieve that is having the right to request they be shown on demand,they have brought this upon themselves as seen just on this incident which probably is going on all over the country in some manner,call it profiling if need be make it mandontory for every citizan to carry some form of documents such as a social securtity card that can be verified upon request at any time.

  • iwasjustsaying Apr 13, 2012

    What is so funny to me is that these folks reported him to the police....when they were trying to illegally get a license. Nice...

  • pedsrndad Apr 13, 2012

    I hope all the "customers" were arrested as illegal aliens and for conspiracy to break the law concerning drivers licenses although I doubt it since they probably were illegal Democratic Party voters as well and as we all know, the Democratic Party will need all the help it can get in November.

  • The Truth Apr 13, 2012

    Gimme a break!
    So were the "victims" charged with a crime too?
    Thats like a crackhead calling 911 because they got baking soda instead of the real deal.

  • gnewsome1 Apr 13, 2012

    When you wallow with pigs, don't expect to come out smelling like a rose. They got what they deserved. Hopefully the perp will too.

  • gnewsome1 Apr 13, 2012

    One has to have "victims" who are willing to break the law in order to pull off a scam like this. Hope they all get caught, "victims" included.

  • Billfisher Apr 13, 2012

    This is like a person who wanted to buy drugs calling the police when the dealer leaves with their money.

    This happened in North Charleston this morning. Someone called the police from a Super 8 motel after he was robbed, at gun point, of thousands of dollars. Police later arrested him after finding several ounces of cocaine in the room bagged for distribution.

    Here's your sign...

  • bettyboopr2 Apr 13, 2012

    why hasn't our AG contacted ICE so the ones who openly admitted to buying drivers licenses illegally can be deported?????? Why will these felons get a free pass? I am sick and tired of this mess of letting the illegal stay and keep bleeding our systems dry.