2-year term for ex-WA licensing worker for bribes



SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who sold fake Washington identification cards when she worked at the state Department of Licensing office in Bellevue was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Seattle to two years in prison.

Melinda Kay Johnson pleaded guilty and admitted that she accepted as much as $30,000 in bribes.

The U.S. attorney’s office says some of the fake IDs were used to open bank accounts in a fraud scheme that cost Bank of America hundreds of thousands of dollars.