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Investigation Continues into Driver's License Fraud Case in Johnson County

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The number of people arrested in a phony driver's license scheme in suburban Kansas City has swelled to 40 people. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan says part of the investigation includes determining how the fraudulent licenses may have been used. Jordan said that in his five years as director, it was the first time there has been such a level of fraud uncovered. Samantha Jo Moore is the only former agency employee charged in the case. She's jailed in Johnson County on 51 felonies, including bribery and official misconduct. Bond for the 28-year-old has been set at $250,000. Authorities have charged her with taking bribes to supply phony licenses to dozens of unqualified applicants who paid as much as $2,500 apiece. Her public defender, Joseph Astrab, didn't immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press. Jordan called the case "disturbing."