Two former employees of the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a CDL fraud scheme.
The Department of Transportation’s Office of the Inspector General issued a statement that said Calvin Foulks and Michelle Reed, former employees of DDOT, on March 28 pleaded guilty in Michigan State Court in Detroit, to forgery and bribery charges. Foulks, of Southfield, Michigan, and Reed, of Novi, Michigan, agreed to pay restitution to the city of Detroit in the amounts of $1,000 and $625 respectively.
In February of 2017, Foulks and Reed surrendered to authorities after arrest warrants were issued by the State of Michigan Attorney General’s Office. Both were arraigned on felony charges for taking more than $4,000 in bribes in return for falsifying multiple Michigan Department of State documents.
The forged documents stated applicants had taken and passed the CDL skills test when they had not. The Michigan Secretary of State, as a result of this investigation, invalidated 85 CDL tests. Affected drivers were required to retest before their CDL driving privileges could be restored.