DMV: Carson man nabbed in fake ID scam |

DMV: Carson man nabbed in fake ID scam

Staff Report

A Carson City man who allegedly held a Nevada driver license in a deceased person’s name was arrested after he allegedly applied for an identification card under another deceased person’s name.

Gregory Scott Rice, 54, recently applied for a Nevada ID card under the name of Ross James Martin, according to DMV Compliance Enforcement investigators.

The department’s Facial Recognition System matched his photograph with a Nevada driver license issued under the name of John Clifford Butler. A preliminary investigation showed both identities belonged to deceased Minnesota men.

Investigators say Rice initially identified himself as one of the deceased, but provided the third name of Gregory Rice following questioning.

Rice was arrested Thursday at the Warren Inn in Carson City. He is facing three counts of possession of false identity documents, two counts of identity theft and two counts of false application for a license or ID.

He was booked into the Carson County Jail. Bail was set at $70,000.