ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 16NF1560
Date: June 2, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee was arrested today and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday for illegally taking money from vehicle registration fees for personal use through fraudulent transactions. Sunila Dang, 48, Diamond Bar, is charged with five felony counts of misappropriation of public funds and five felony counts of altering public documents. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 13 years in jail. She is being held on $25,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday, June 6, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crimes, Dang worked as an employee at the DMV in Placentia. Between Jan. 31, 2014, and Feb. 28, 2014, Dang is accused of processing cars as junked that had existing credit on it. Credits are associated with a car if cash was used toward its fees but the registration or other transaction was not completed. Those credits become state money at the time a vehicle is registered as junked. Continue reading