TAUNTON (WBSM) — A Taunton woman was sentenced Jan. 18 for bribing a road test examiner at the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Brockton to issue driver's licenses to individuals who did not take road tests.

Neta Centio, 56, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $10,000 and forfeiture of $19,305.

On Aug. 21, 2023, Centio pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud.

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Centio paid a road test examiner at the Brockton RMV service center to misrepresent to the RMV that certain driver's license applicants had passed their road tests when, in fact, they had not even shown up for the tests.

As a result of the fraud, the RMV mailed driver's licenses to unqualified applicants.

Centio used CashApp to pay the road examiner in exchange for fraudulent passing scores on-road tests.

After Centio's fraud was discovered, she told the road test examiner, "Don't say nothing about the CashApp. ... Break the phone."

She ultimately paid over 40 individual bribes to her co-conspirator.

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