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Warrant: DMV worker involved in payday loan scheme

Posted August 6, 2010

— A state Division of Motor Vehicles employee is under investigation in connection with a payday loan scheme, according to a search warrant.

Copies of driver's licenses and Social Security cards were found in Kimberly Nicole Torres' desk in January, and DMV officials asked the State Bureau of Investigation to look into the matter, the application for the search warrant states.

Torres told an SBI agent that two people would provide the information so she could apply for payday loans in other people's names using false information, the warrant application states. She would use a DMV computer and a computer at a public library to apply for the loans.

Once the loans were deposited into bank accounts, Torres told investigators, she would withdraw the money, take a cut and close the account, the warrant application states.

No charges have been filed in the case.


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  • Tax Man Aug 6, 2010

    Sounds like she is going down - another state corruption case! More problems for DOT. They need to screen their employees better and monitor their computer use!

  • colliedave Aug 6, 2010

    No charges have been filed in the case.

    Then why not wait and post the story when charges have been filed?

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 6, 2010

    This so typical of what we allow to happen by our goverment offical no matter what branch of level of goverment they are in. What is need is laws that put harsh fines and jail time to any goverment offical caught in any type of crimminal behavior. These people must be held to the highest trust. There must be determent for bribes,abuse of power and most of all abuse of public information. If these laws are not in place soon, we'll be just like Mexico with corruption as the norm.

  • wayneboyd Aug 6, 2010

    Please WRAL, if theres an honest state worker out there please do a story on them, I'm sure there's a few who are very disappointed at being thrown into the same heap with all these crooks you write about on here.

  • withnailharrison Aug 6, 2010

    I doubt Kimberly Nicole Torres was a political appointee.

  • sniperdiver Aug 6, 2010

    I bet she thought that they didn,t have the right to search her desk, or thought that they needed a warrant. Its a state owned desk therefore, no warrant needed.....How freeking dumb can a person be. On the other hand, she is a state employee and hasn't had a pay raise in years.

  • map1agmachining Aug 6, 2010

    I bet she did. Why not go all the way. Maybe the SBI would look into that.

  • map1agmachining Aug 6, 2010

    DID you read the article?

    She would use a DMV computer?
    Copies of driver's licenses and Social Security cards were found in Kimberly Nicole Torres' desk

  • pbjbeach Aug 6, 2010

    I personaly fail to see the difference in what se was doing an with the high instrest rates that are being allowed to be charged to consumers of other types of loans from lending institutions banks or ceredit unions or insurance compaines or where everthe rates that are being charged these days are what i would consider to be useary thank you

  • braddavis Aug 6, 2010

    wonder what this story has to do with the employment of the person? shouldn't matter should it? just wral digging.....