Texas waited two months to start informing 3,000 people that crooks copied their driver’s licenses. DPS explains why.

Jasper Scherer reports:

After discovering in December that an organized crime group had obtained thousands of replacement Texas driver licenses, state public safety officials waited more than two months to publicly reveal the breach and start notifying those swept up in the operation.

The criminal effort, disclosed to lawmakers Monday by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, targeted at least 3,000 Texans with Asian surnames, whose replacement licenses were then sent to Chinese nationals in the country illegally.

McCraw said DPS officials kept the news under wraps to avoid jeopardizing the agency’s investigation, including efforts to arrest the fraudsters who organized the scheme.

Read more at Houston Chronicle.

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