Notary Public agrees to expose fraud ring

Veronica Diaz

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Arrest warrants have been issued for a Mexican couple who allegedly led a ring that obtained hundreds of people living outside the United States to fraudulently obtain New Mexico's driver's licenses.

According to the Albuquerque Journal ( ), District Attorney Matthew Chandler of Clovis says 53-year-old Luis Raul Collazo-Medrano and his wife, Olivia Campos, may have returned to Mexico but also have ties to Texas, Louisiana and Ohio.

Meanwhile, a 38-year-old Portales woman has become the fifth person to plead guilty in the New Mexico case. Veronica Diaz pleaded guilty Monday to 47 counts of forgery and other crimes.

A judge suspended her 70-year prison sentence and placed her on five years of supervised probation after Diaz agreed to testify in the case.

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