LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — An employee at the California Department of Motor Vehicles allegedly used driver’s license records to conduct an elaborate identity theft scheme.

According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, DMV employee Sarah Laray Sandoval had access to personal information such as driver’s names, dates of birth and addresses among other information.

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A criminal complaint filed in federal court in Sacramento was obtained by the Bee and stated that the 39-year-old had been using the information to open fake bank accounts, including a $3,250 as well as $15,000 line of credit at Wells Fargo Bank.

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According to records acquired by the Bee, the fraudulent activity began in Dec. 2016 and resulted in the employee being charged with 18 counts, including bank fraud and identity theft.

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