DMV Clerk Helps Bust Attempted Fraudster

Officials with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles say they were able to stop an effort by a California man to get a fake identification card at the DMV location in Reno. DMV reports 71-year-old Joseph Davis of Santa Clara County, California, walked into the Reno DMV facility with a social security card and California birth certificate in someone else’s name. While at the service desk, the technician working with him questioned the documents and confirmed a mismatch through the DMV’s verification process.  Investigators arrested Davis on multiple charges relating to passing fake documents and attempting to obtain an ID under a false name. Davis was further identified as on bond release from Santa Clara County, awaiting trial for multiple counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor, after allegedly sexually assaulting a girl. Davis was booked into Washoe County Jail, where he awaits extradition to California to face revocation of his bond and other charges.

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