Woman sentenced for CDL fraud scheme

December 2019/January 2020

Tyson Fisher

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A former Mississippi Highway Patrol CDL tester has been sentenced for her role in a CDL fraud scheme, according to court documents.

On Oct. 3, Tonya Levera Davis was sentenced to two years imprisonment and one year of supervised release for false identification and false statements.

In April, the U.S. government filed an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi against Davis. She was arrested two weeks later.

From September 2017 to January 2018, Davis used another person’s name and testing identification, according to the indictment. In her role as a CDL tester, Davis falsely stated and represented that at least two CDL applicants had passed a driver’s skill test when in fact they did not take the test.

Court documents do not show that Davis conspired with anyone else.

According to the indictment filed in a Mississippi federal court, Davis was charged on six counts for identity theft, false statements and false entries. The six counts were for two false CDL test scores, three counts for each CDL applicant. The four counts dropped include using another person’s identification, false statements and false entry.

A trial was set for June 17. However, Davis pleaded guilty to two of six charges in a Mississippi federal court on June 14. Those charges were knowingly using another person’s identification and one charge of false statements, according to court records. LL

Tyson Fisher

Tyson Fisher joined Land Line Magazine in March 2014. An award-winning journalist and tireless researcher, his news reports, features and blogs bring depth to our editorial content, backed with solid detail. Tyson is a lifelong Kansas Citian.