DMV closes Hookerton License Plate Agency for second time in two years

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 10:07 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 12:10 PM EDT
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HOOKERTON, NC (WITN) - A license plate agency that was shut down in 2019 is closed once again for suspected illegal activity.

The DMV closed the Hookerton License Plate Agency, which is operated by the town, for “possible violations of state law.” It comes after an investigation by the DMV’s License and Theft Bureau, which prompted the closure of the office and the cancellation of its contract.

DMV representatives say they will perform a final inventory audit of the agency and remove any state-owned equipment and supplies.

The license plate agency on East Main Street was shut down in 2019 because of criminal activity. An employee was charged with six notary violations after they were accused of not witnessing the signature of sellers on car titles. The violations allegedly occurred between November 2017 and January 2019.

The town re-applied to operate a new license plate agency and was given a contract in September of 2019.

The DMV says people needing license plate services will need to visit locations in Kinston, Farmville, or Greenville.

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