DMV official charged in lawnmower bust

The Associated PressSeptember 19, 2009 

— A North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles supervisor has been arrested on charges he possessed three stolen riding lawnmowers and concealed evidence in an investigation.

An arrest warrant issued in Duplin County on Friday says William Clevin Toman Jr. bought the three lawnmowers even though he had reasonable grounds to think they were stolen.

Toman, 51, a district supervisor in Fayetteville, has been placed under investigatory leave with pay and was released on a $50,000 bond. He started work in the division's license and theft bureau in January 2006.

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