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Warrant: DMV worker involved in payday loan scheme

Posted August 6, 2010 12:21 p.m. EDT

— 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.