Two Detroit DOT Workers Charged in CDL Fraud Scheme

February 15, 2017

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Two employees of the City of Detroit Department of Transportation have been charged with forgery and bribery related to a commercial driver’s license fraud scheme.

The State of Michigan Attorney General’s Office filed felony charges against Calvin Foulks, a current employee of the Detroit DOT, and Michelle Reed, a retired Detroit DOT employee.

Both are charged with allegedly taking more than $4,000 in cash bribes for falsifying documents for a CDL fraud scheme.

Foulks and Reed are accused of forging documents stating that applicants had taken and passed the CDL skills test when they had not.  As a result of the investigation, the state has invalidated 85 CDL tests.

Affected drivers were required to retest before their CDL driving privileges could be restored.

The DOT-OIG conducted the investigation with assistance from the Detroit Area Public Corruption Task Force, which includes the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Police Department-Internal Affairs, and an agent from the State of Michigan Attorney General’s Office.

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