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Death May Be Linked to Drivers License Equipment

Posted June 19, 1996 7:00 a.m. EDT

— June 20, 1996 - 5:35 p.m. EDT

A Duplin County man may have died so that someone could make fake driver's licenses.

Duplin County Detective Charles Kornegay (pictured at right) was found robbed and beaten to death in his Beautancus home last November. Kornegay's family is still trying to figure out why.

Eva Taylor (below, left), Kornegay's sister, remembers him as a man with many friends.

Hurder adds that two former examiners were recently indicted for false issuance of licenses and says licensing offices have had a problem with break-ins in recent months.

Soon, however, it will be tougher for criminals to make fake licenses since the DMV will switch to a computer-imaging system in the near future.

The men charged in connection with Kornegay's death will have their first day in court Friday