Watertown RMV Worker Facing Corruption Charges Appears in Court
Adriana Ferreira is also charged with bribery, among other offenses.
A clerk at the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Watertown was ordered held on $50,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty on Nov. 16 to corruption and bribery charges, according to 7News.
Adriana Ferreira was arrested on Nov. 16 in Watertown on charges that she allegedly defrauded illegal immigrants by promising them drivers licenses in exchange for money. Authorities, however, say she never delivered them. She also claimed to have a contact at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency that could delay deportations in exchange for cash.
According to 7News, authorities caught her taking cash in exchange for licenses during an undercover sting, something they say she called "easy money." When her victims complained about not receiving licenses, she allegedly threatened to report her victims to immigration authorities and to police for allegedly trying to bribe a public official.