A Cape May County man was charged and served with a summons for one count of second-degree use of personal identifying information of another for
allegedly using identification to obtain a license in his brother’s name, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated.
It is alleged that on July 6, 2010, Thomas Rodier, 30, of Ocean City, entered the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission in Egg Harbor Township, presented a Social Security card, birth certificate, and mail in the name of Kyle McCrane, 21, of Marmora in Cape May County. Rodier received a driver’s license in McCrane’s name but with Rodier’s photo, Prosecutor Housel said. The suspect’s driver’s license was suspended at the time he committed the crime and it is alleged that his fraudulent driver’s license would have assisted him in avoiding detection and arrest for outstanding warrants, Prosecutor Housel said.
An identity theft investigation was conducted between the Prosecutor’s Office Financial Crimes Unit Detective Vickie Lynn Levy and Investigator Thomas Dreher of MVC.
A second-degree crime carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and a $150,000 fine.