Kansas Division of Vehicles Director David Harper announced Tuesday the appointment of a new specialist to investigate reports of vehicle title and driver’s license fraud.
Mark Schemm will serve as Vehicle Fraud and Prevention Specialist in the Division of Vehicles. His responsibilities include investigating internal and external fraudulent activity involving motor vehicle and driver license records and documents, assisting identity theft victims, and training authorized personnel and law enforcement agencies to recognize fake documents.
“This role is designed to uphold integrity, responsibility, and accountability for documents we issue in the Division of Vehicles, including driver, identity and motor vehicle credentials,” Harper said. “Mark’s experience makes him a perfect fit for the job.”
Schemm is a former Kansas State Trooper and Smith County Treasurer. Prior to this appointment, he served as Vehicle Services Title and Registration Manager in the Division of Vehicles.
As Vehicle Fraud and Prevention Specialist he will examine documents for authenticity, and provide evidence to support criminal prosecutions or administrative sanctions. The new unit will also support state government operations and procedures within the Kansas Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles and partner with local, state, tribal and federal agencies in the detection and prevention of criminal activity nationwide.
“The goal is to be a trusted partner in fraud investigation and prevention so that Kansas documents continue to be recognized locally and nationally as secure and reliable,” Harper said.
To report fraudulent activity or to schedule a fraud prevention presentation, call Schemm at (785) 296-3054 or email Mark.Schemm@ks.gov.