License Branch Worker Charged In ID Theft Scheme

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A 22-year employee of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has been charged with conspiracy to commit identity theft.

Charles DiPrima, who works at the driver’s license facility in Woodstock, gave customers’ personal information to other people, according to David Drucker, a spokesman for Secretary of State Jesse White.

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Those people in turn used that information to open credit card accounts. DiPrima allegedly passed along the information while working in the Libertyville branch three years ago.

DiPrima has been suspended without pay, and the state is taking steps to fire him from his nearly $50,000 a year position.

“The matter has been looked at for a little bit of time,” said Drucker. “We did pursue it immediately.” He said it was an isolated incident.

DiPrima appeared in court today in Waukegan and has been charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit identity theft, Drucker said. DiPrima, who is free on bond, faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

  • righttrack

    Snag his pension too – and give it to the victims.

    • Mya Nameo

      YEPPERS, and anything else he owns!!!

  • nofrickinway

    So potentially EVERY person he served is a possible victim ? His is a patronage job NO DOUBT, and you have to wonder how much who ever he was giving the information to was paying him. Absurd.

  • Moe ThePhotographer

    Wait a minute…Woodstock is in McHenry County yet he appeared in a Waukegan court??? Waukegan is in Lake County Illinois. Something is not right.

    • Mya Nameo

      The circuit courts are combined in McHenry and Lake. Waukegan is the bigger courthouse and has the faster processing time.

    • Max

      while working in the Libertyville branch three years ago.

  • sarah

    I just read a story that you reported regarding an employee stealing thousands from the currency exchange in Tinley Park and at the top of the story there was a black hand holding money. No face, just hands. My question is where are the hands that matches this Secretary Of State ‘s employee story? No face. no hands, just a scale of Justice????????? Did this person not have hands?

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