Former state auditor accused of ID theft, license crime

Jul 20, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A criminal complaint accuses a former senior state auditor of identity theft and altering or forging driver's licenses.The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the State Auditor's Office officials went to New Mexico State Police after Terry Becenti was fired earlier this year and officials then found six altered driver's licenses and four Social Security cards.An affidavit filed Wednesday in court said an official told police that Becenti was fired for poor performance, tardiness and not following policies.The affidavit said officials were worried because the questionable documents appeared to involve criminal activity and the documents weren't related to work.The New Mexican reported that attempts to reach Becenti on Thursday were unsuccessful, and online court records don't list an attorney for Becenti who could comment on the allegations.