School Bus Drivers Had Fraudulent Licenses: Police

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011  |  Updated 2:09 PM EDT
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School Bus Drivers Had Fraudulent Licenses: Police

NBCPhiladelphia.com

Two Queens school bus drivers have been arrested for having fraudulently obtained licenses.

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Two Queens school bus drivers have been arrested for having fraudulently obtained licenses.

The two drivers were caught with the help of the Department of Motor Vehicle's facial recognition technology, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced Thursday.

Both drivers, identified as George Gregory Gonsalves (aka Gregory Gonsalves) of Rosedale and Emel Enrique Marin (aka Carlos Lopez) of Woodside, had suspended licenses but got new ones using fake names, Social Security numbers and birth dates, Cuomo's office said.

The arrests were part of a sting by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, the NYPD and city district attorneys.

One driver was arrested Thursday after he had already started his route. He worked for Little Richie Bus Service and officials tracked him down using the bus's GPS.

Cuomo's office said the facial recognition technology also helped investigators identify and charge a taxi driver who allegedly used a license obtained under an alias.

A spokesman for the city Department of Education said the school bus drivers would be suspended "pending the outcome of their court cases."

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