Memphis License Examiner Arrested For Theft

(Memphis) A driver license examiner in Memphis has been arrested for a possible theft scheme on Monday, March 17.

Investigators say Constance Slater got away with it for at least six months.

Investigators say she was tinkering with the system so nobody would ever know she was stealing the money, but one of her supervisors allegedly caught her in the act.

People like Bryona Lewis, waiting to get their license reinstated on Winchester Road are learning there’s one less person working behind the counter.

Slater, a driver’s license examiner, is now sitting in jail.

“Yeah, I remember her,” said Lewis. “She used to work at the desk and would come and pay her to get reinstated.”

State investigators say a lot of the cash she collected, she put in her own pocket.

They say when someone would have to pay $140 to get their license reinstated, Taylor would submit $65, labeling it as something else in the system, then take the remaining  $75 for herself.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol saidwhen caught, she admitted to doing this at least 20 times over the last six months.

“That is a disgrace,” said Lewis.

“That’s just a sad thing,” said Johnny Lewis, a Midtown resident.

“That don’t make no type of sense,” said Andrea Wynn.  “I remember her face.”

Taylor turned in her uniform Monday and was hauled-off to jail.

Bill Gibbons, who oversees  the Department of Safety and Homeland Security released a statement Tuesday saying, “We take any allegation of criminal activity by our employees very seriously. Anyone who is suspected of stealing from the state will be swiftly investigated and held accountable.”

“She is going to have consequences for what she did,” said Patricia Williams, a Memphis resident waiting in line.

Investigators say she admitted to stealing money about 20 times but nobody knows for sure how often and long it might have been going on.

She’s locked up on a $10,000 bond.

24 comments

  • Marybelle

    $75.oo?? Signs of the times, I guess. There is always someone willing to help – Stand outside, plead, ask, beg -but don’t steal. I live on a limited income and I would have certainly helped. Too many unknowns here to know why she needed $75 that badly.

  • Bytemeagain

    Of course no one else working there knew she was stealing. All the rest of those lazy mugs were on break!

  • Don

    There was a story I read that would need help from a State employee to aid someone to get false drivers licenses and would need them to get credit cards. I wonder if this did not ring loud enough to wake up some of the high ranking officers to wake Tony up.

    if something don’t happen soon, If have to do it myself.

  • evette

    Only 10 comments…..come on rednecks…you can do better than this?
    I dont see.. must be a product of city schools, must need money for meth. If she were a couple of shades darker you hillbillies would be saying she needs to be put to death.

    • hateliberalcommies

      @evette: naw,,give it time one of your people will be back on the front page messing something up..what she did was bad, but it’s not like she murdered somebody in their front yard or was robbing gravesites…

  • trowanna broadnax

    She took my money and still didn’t clear my license causing me all kinds of problems having to go get processed and extra fines smh. Waiting on response from Nashville to see what is going to transpire about my license don’t think I should have to pay extra fees for examiner’s mistake

  • Thomas H. Evans

    Now we know why it takes so long; they have to enter information into the system twice so they can get their part. Don’t think for a minute she was the only one doing this.

  • D'mar

    One day people won’t steal any more and they will truthfully stop what they do.
    Just think about the outcome before you make any actions you’ll regret

  • snowdemonexposed

    Oh you people wanna delete comments dont be mad Caucasian wildebeest snow demons are the most hypocritical demons ever created.

  • don't judge

    I laugh at you all everyday. The way gal go after each other is pathetic. At the end of the day we are all God’s children and bleed the same blood!!Jerry Springer ain’t got nothing on yal

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