A Wayne man was one of 14 North Jersey residents charged in an anti-fraud initiative to catch people with suspended driver’s licenses obtaining new ones with false information.
Kamil Asan, 41, was charged with the use of personal identifying information of another. Asan, who was using the name Jesus Acevedo, has a suspended driver’s license for failing to pay an insurance surcharge, authorities said.
The White Collar Crimes Squad of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the state Motor Vehicle Commission conducted the investigation. They used facial scrub software to determine if someone was maintaining more than one record in the motor vehicle database; 27 cases were referred to the White Collar Crimes Squad.
The 14 people used fraudulently obtained documents to get licenses, authorities said. Their driver’s licenses will be suspended for up to two years.
The initiative produced more than 950,000 leads; in 2013, 27 cases were referred to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for further investigation;14 people were charged as a result of the investigation, 3 remain at large.