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Sheriff Says Arrest May Be Just the Beginning

Posted March 30, 1996

— March 31, 1996, 4:20 p.m. The arrest of a state employee for making fake drivers' licenses may be just the beginning of a larger investigation, according to Duplin County authorities.

Sheriff George Garner says he is "expecting more arrests to come in that case shortly."

Friday, officers arrested 34-year-old Rebecca Overton and charged her with making fake North Carolina drivers' licenses. She is suspected of using equipment from the Department of Motor Vehicles to create at least a dozen licenses.

Overton faces 12 counts of receiving a bribe, conspiracy to commit bribery, and accepting money for issuing North Carolina drivers' licenses.

Garner said he doesn't want to speculate on how many people may be involved


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