Secretary of State Inspector General Burns visits Beardstown

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Inspector General Jim Burns visited the Beardstown Driver Services Facility to update employees and the public on the office’s Safe ID Task Force. In 2009, White appointed Burns to head the Safe ID Task Force as a proactive effort to protect the public and the integrity of the driver’s license and identification card system. The Task Force continues to be an effective countermeasure to identity theft as well as the fraudulent procurement or use of real or counterfeited DLs and IDs.
    “The goals of the Task Force remain the same: identify, target and eradicate fraud associated with the illegal production or misuse of driver licenses and identification cards,” said White. “Although I am pleased with the work of the Task Force to date, we must continue to develop and implement preventative safeguards that combat illegal activities.”

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