KANSAS – A break-in at Delaware County tag agency has residents scrambling to find another avenue of obtaining driver's licenses.
The Kansas, Oklahoma Tag Agency was burglarized overnight on Tuesday, July 25, said Diane Mitchell, manager.
“The door had been jimmied open,” Mitchell said. “We noticed [the theft] when we walked in the next morning.”
No surveillance cameras are installed at the agency because the lack of Wi-Fi service in that particular area, Mitchell said.
Items reported missing are the driver's license camera, fingerprint machine, credit card machine, computer hard drive, car tags, and boat and motorcycle stickers.
“They left the machine that makes the license, so they might already that piece (of equipment),” Mitchell said.
She said the items stolen could be used to make fake identification cards.
“We can’t do (issue) driver's licenses and we have no way of running credit cards,” Mitchell said.
Residents who need a driver's license issued can go to the local tag agencies in Grove, Jay or Tahlequah.
The agency makes $2 on every license issued. Mitchell said does not know when the machines will be replaced.
The theft is under investigation by officials from the Delaware County Sheriff’s office.