Lillington, N.C. — The state Division of Motor Vehicles has closed an office in Harnett County and charged two employees with illegally issuing scores of vehicle titles.
The DMV closed the Lillington License Plate Agency, at 1190 N. Main St., on Thursday after an internal review turned up wrongdoing, spokeswoman Marge Howell said Friday. The DMV has contracted with the private office since June 2010 to handle vehicle registration, title transactions and other services.
Lynetta Greene, 35, of 170 Woodbridge Drive in Spring Lake, was charged with 260 counts each of felony title fraud, felony accessing a government computer to defraud and misdemeanor registration fraud.
Janet Faye McLean, 57, of 1003 S. Second St. in Lillington, was charged with 113 counts each of felony title fraud, felony accessing a government computer to defraud and misdemeanor registration fraud.
The women were using expired driver's licenses or individual taxpayer identification numbers to title vehicles, Howell said.
In 2006, North Carolina began requiring people to present their Social Security numbers to obtain a driver's license and vehicle documents to prevent fraud.
Authorities haven't yet determined how much the women profited from the alleged scheme.
The investigation into the office's operations is ongoing, and more charges are possible, Howell said.