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DMV: Woman wrongfully issued licenses

May 11, 2012

A Vale woman faces 13 felony charges of wrongfully issuing state driver's licenses at the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles office in Newton.

The DMV License and Theft Bureau arrested Cathy Rudisill, 62, on the charges Monday. Rudisill resigned Wednesday from her position as a DMV license examiner.

"She entered erroneous information knowingly into government computers," said Marge Howell, spokeswoman for N.C. DMV. "She was entering fictitious results for tests for licenses being issued."

An investigation continues, and DMV officials are working to identify discrepancies with licenses and records, Howell said.

"We take the integrity of our driver's license system very seriously," she said.

DMV investigators believe Rudisill's alleged misconduct may have occurred over a two-year period. Rudisill's 13 felony counts stem from misconduct this calendar year, Howell said.

"We're trying to work to fix any problems caused by these actions," Howell said.

Rudisill was released from custody after posting a $1,000 unsecured bond.

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