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Four clerks from Haymarket RMV arrested in alleged identity theft scheme

Author: Danny McDonald / Source:

Six people were arrested Wednesday and charged in federal court with allegedly providing stolen identification cards, drivers’s licenses, and other documents to undocumented immigrants through a Registry of Motor Vehicles office in Boston, according to the US attorney’s office.

Four of the six people worked as clerks at the Haymarket Registry office downtown. All six were charged with aggravated identity theft, prosecutors said.

The four clerks were identified as Evelyn Medina, 56, of Boston, Annette Gracia, 37, of Boston, Kimberly Jordan, 33, of Randolph, and David Brimage, 46, of Boston. They are alleged to have worked with a document vendor and a document dealer to provide licenses and identification cards to undocumented immigrants for cash.

The document dealer is identified by several aliases, including “Flako,” in the statement from the US attorney, because his identity and nationality are not yet determined.

Prosecutors allege that Flako sold a Puerto Rican birth certificate and US Social Security card to Bivian Yohanny Brea, 41, of Boston, for about $900. Brea would then act as a document vendor, selling the stolen identities for more than $2,000 to people who were seeking “legitimate identities” in Massachusetts, the statement said.

Officials at the Registry did not immediately return calls from the Globe Wednesday evening.

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