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.