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DMV manager resigns in wake of criminal charges

Posted September 21, 2009

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— A state Division of Motor Vehicles district manager resigned Monday, three days after being charged with buying stolen riding lawnmowers.

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 said Toman bought three lawnmowers, valued in excess of $10,000 total, even though he had reasonable grounds to believe they were stolen. The obstruction of justice charge stemmed from an attempt to impede a criminal investigation.

Toman was the Fayetteville district manager of the DMV's Bureau of License and Theft. Following his arrest, he was placed on investigatory leave with pay.

His lawyer faxed a letter of resignation to the DMV on Monday, officials said. He had worked with the Bureau of License and Theft since January 2006.

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  • whatelseisnew Sep 22, 2009

    Makes sense, that if you are going to be a thief you should work at a Government job that sanctions theft. So why is he being charged, sounds like he was just working overtime.

  • PaperReader Sep 22, 2009

    Suasponte, you have hit the nail on the head. Tony Rand is a little crooked fish swimming around with a bunch of big crooked fish. Its a waste of time to hope that NC can ever change.

  • donnied1952 Sep 22, 2009

    Suasponte
    Bet you are onto something there. Sounds about right for the crooks that run this state.

  • Suasponte Sep 21, 2009

    "He had worked with the Bureau of License and Theft since January 2006" and in 2009 he is already a district manager? Wonder who he's connected with. Lets see, Fayetteville, that would be Sen. Tony Rand. Wonder if Tony needs a new mower.

  • shakenbake68 Sep 21, 2009

    "Were these lawn mowers state property? I am not clear on that part of the story. What he is alleged to have done is bad, especially in light of his ironic job title, although I am not sure how the charge relates to his job."

    I don't know about you, but i wouldn't want the district manager of the Bureau of License and Theft receiving stolen goods.

  • 5-113 FA Retired Sep 21, 2009

    Will he be investigating himself?

  • donnied1952 Sep 21, 2009

    I think that the charge relates to his job and his standing in the community as a state employee. Can't we find someone with some ethics, morals and integrity to run this state?
    Shame on him and I hope he ends up either having to pay a stiff fine or being jailed for some time. or both.

  • 37 Sep 21, 2009

    Were these lawn mowers state property? I am not clear on that part of the story. What he is alleged to have done is bad, especially in light of his ironic job title, although I am not sure how the charge relates to his job.