Local News

DMV manager faces criminal charges

Posted September 18, 2009

State and federal authorities on Friday arrested the Fayetteville district manager of the state Division of Motor Vehicles' Bureau of License and Theft, authorities said Friday.

Bill Toman, 51, of 1769 Seabrook School Road in Fayetteville, was arrested in Duplin County and was charged with felony possession of stolen goods, obstruction of justice and misuse of confidential information.

An arrest warrant issued in Duplin County on Friday says Toman bought three lawnmowers even though he had reasonable grounds to think they were stolen.

DMV officials placed Toman on investigatory leave with pay. He has worked with the Bureau of License and Theft since January 2006.

The arrest came after a joint investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the DMV, authorities said.


This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • Ladybug Sep 18, 2009

    Why are State Gov't employees put on Administrative Leave "with pay" when they are caught "red-handed"? This is why our State Gov't is soooooooooo corrupt!

  • GWALLY Sep 18, 2009

    ..."Motor Vehicles' Bureau of License and Theft..."

    He must have spent most of his time in the "theft" department...!!!!!

  • DowntownGirl Sep 18, 2009

    Well, I am just stunned!