SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a former state worker who authorities say helped illegal immigrants get fraudulent Utah driver's licenses.
Evevia Nez was charged Thursday in Salt Lake City's 3rd District Court with four third-degree felony counts of receiving or soliciting a bribe.
Each charge is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Court papers say the 47-yeer-old Kearns woman worked at a Salt Lake City driver's license office and was paid $150 for each license provided in 2008 and 2009.
To obtain a license, investigators say individuals would come to Nez' window and say they'd been referred to her.
Police uncovered the scheme when fingerprints for three people arrested in a Kansas traffic stop didn't match the names on their licenses.