TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials in New Jersey are crediting a new high-tech tool with helping them uncover some disturbing fraud.
A yearlong effort to uncover New Jersey motorists who use fake identities to get driver’s licenses has produced an initial wave of 38 criminal prosecutions.
They include five sex offenders and 29 other motorists whose real licenses had been suspended.
In all, state officials said Tuesday that more than 600 potential criminal cases have been referred to prosecutors in “Operation Facial Scrub.”
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The state used facial recognition technology to scan all 19 million photos in the Motor Vehicle Commission system to see if different names could be associated with the same photos.