LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Department of Motor Vehicles employee faced arraignment Monday on charges of giving commercial licenses without a test.

KNX 1070’s Ron Kilgore reports Michelle Carbajal, 37, worked in the Fullerton DMV for nine years before she was arrested on Friday.

Deputy Orange County district attorney Brock Zimmon said Carbajal is accused of issuing a dozen commercial licenses by falsifying computer records.

“She would access the records of some of these drivers, and after getting payment from middlemen, she would then put in the computer that they had passed a number of written tests, and either claimed that they passed or she waived the commercial driver’s license test,” said Zimmon.

Carbajal would provide the license to drivers who had not demonstrated competency in the proper use of specialized brakes, hauling double-sized trailers and driving big-rigs and other commercial vehicles.

Investigators are still looking for the middlemen, while Carbajal is accused of 19 felony counts of altering public documents and 19 counts of fraud.

She could face 22 years in prison if convicted.

Comments (23)
  1. johnny chingas says:

    have fun in the pokey!

    1. Stryker 21 says:

      These ILLEGAL ALIENS driving the containers out of the harbor. They drive these piece of $ hit trucks and have fake DMV records. I hope she finds prison comfy.

  2. Again says:

    It’s people like this that help these illegals and criminals. So basically, some uneducated, untrained latino get a commercial license and can now be hired to do truck hauls by companies that are looking for the cheap drivers or just does it himself. I have seen these drivers in on the road driving like madmen in big trucks with no regards to the traffic around them. When will you learn that Mexicans have no desire to assimilate or follow the code of law?

    1. Again says:

      Sorry. Had a few typos in there.

  3. Enough is Enough says:

    Good !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are enough drivers on the road who don’t have a clue…. I would hope all involved would be banned from driving permanently!

  4. Liberated says:

    @again for someone who is stereotyping or making asumptions on nothing that you are educated about makes me laugh. You should take the time to properly read and write English before you comment on any topic.

    1. OMG - LOL says:

      Another pot calling the kettle black! What a hypocrite you are, Liberated! Your very first sentence is riddled with grammar and punctuation errors. So this is our society, huh? How sad.

      1. SHUT IT says:

        You know what’s even funnier. People who troll these comment boards and correcting everyone’s grammar and punctuation errors.

  5. lakeside says:

    omg…..send this woman to prison!!!

  6. Cheryl says:

    Bimbo’s surname speaks volumes to me about who the real Terrorists are in our midst. Obama’s Dream Act supports people like her. The punishment for Treason is death.

    1. Lilly says:

      Death? Wow, you are a Hater? Sure this worker deserves jail but death? I bet you go to church every Sunday. You better start listening and praying more. You hate too much

  7. L says:

    Comment for Again, Why mexicans, just cause there latin doesnt mean there mexicans, you racist ignorant maybe it could be another race, who cares the law will catch up to them, Who are we to critizie check yourself first before critizing any race.

  8. jerky says:

    In what country Cheryl? Nazi Germany? hahaha

    good they caught her…she deserves to do some time and pay big fines and never get a job like that again…….but something about serving life on my tax dollar…well i’d rather pay to keep all those murderers, rapists, and child molesters to stay in prison…seems like lots of those folk get off with little time…

    1. TT says:

      @ Jerky – That is my thinking exactly, I do not want to pay for her to sit in prison, maybe they should make her do home monitoring with required community service in the jail system(so she has to work everyday for them),
      or a homeless shelter 6 Days a week – mandatory, so we dont have to pay for her medical, and we dont pay for her to be fed n taken care of …. For a period of time, teaching her to be a productive member of society, instead of sitting in a jail cell and not being anything but an expense.

  9. Ron says:

    It is IMPERATIVE that an outside INVESTIGATION is conducted, into all the cases she touched, to see if there were any DEATHS or injuries involving these commercial drivers. If so, then SHE should serve the same PUNISHMENT and pay the same PENALTY, of the CONVICTED driver.

    And to any families, that were harmed/effected by this CORRUPTION, I hope you get a good attorney, to SUE this DMV employee and the DMV.

  10. Robert S. says:

    Yup!….is happening in most states now. The DPS officials at the top are more than aware of what is happening across the country. They are “doting” their eyes, and “crossing” their “T”s, in order to prosecute employees that are breaking the DPS laws. It’s great to see them catch these fools.

  11. Robert S. says:

    How do they do it? With careful audits of the CDL’s, and the people that are on the lists for drivers licenses, that how. They put two and two together, and get 4. Do you know how many they caught in Fullerton yesterday? 19 clowns! These people were driving “big rigs” with no formal training on our highways! Bet she gets 20 years in prison for that one!

    1. Ron says:

      @Robert S.: 20 years is NOT ENOUGH !!!

  12. Robert S. says:

    Yes, RON, I’m with you on that one! They just keep “gettin” roachs in the corner…How they do that?…..With pointed boots!

  13. Robert S. says:

    California is a wonderful state with much to love, no doubt, but they face the same problem that my state has. We are paying high taxes, and they keep “cutting” good employees, and “loading up” the other employees that are left! Its getting much harder in the workplace, and it ain’t over yet! Thanks to the California DMV, as I have seen how well most of the people that work there treat people. I had a California dl, and California was a lot of fun in the mid 60’s! Saw a lot of corruption in the world, but overall California is the place to BE!

  14. Robert S. says:

    So she worked for the DMV for 9 years? Looks to me like they have a long investigation, to find out all the “frauded” CDLs that out on the streets and highways! No milk and cookies for her, as she has been too bad! Shame on you!

  15. Patric Paramedic says:

    As one who investigates physician misbehavior for a living, I find it almost – but not quite – hilarious, that so many people can become so excited about the dangers of what this woman did.

    In the meantime, bad doctoring & criminal MDs kills 450 citizens EVERY DAY, and yet the state medical boards; peer review groups and hospital administrators themselves, play a deadly “lab coat lunatic shell game.

    Yes, incompetent CDL drivers are a scary thought, and likely have indeed killed folks.

    But the state of California medical board – to name just one – has relicensed a physician after his imprisonment for chopping up the body of one of his patients a few decades ago, and shoving her parts down the sewer.

    And they did all in their power to keep any of his patients from every learning about his criminal history.

    You want to see “real” miscarriages of justice? Type “Doctor Convicted” into your Google search space. You’ll see joys like this one:


    or this:


    (see “America’s Dumbest Doctors” for just how dangerous errant MDs are to your health. It could save your life)

  16. Engraved Pewter Tankard for that special occasion says:

    After I initially commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

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