Las Vegas vehicle registration service owner arrested
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Investigators from the Nevada DMV and Las Vegas police arrested a local woman on multiple charges relating to vehicle title fraud.
43-year-old Ana Carolina Ojeda of Las Vegas was arrested on Thursday at the Sahara DMV and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.
Ojeda is the owner of DMV Cervicio Express at 3605 Vegas Drive, Suite A in Las Vegas.
Search warrants are being executed at DMV Cervicio Express and two other locations as the investigation continues.
DMV investigators alleged Ojeda falsified documents that enabled two illegal transfers of vehicle ownership on April 17. She allegedly completed an Application for Duplicate Title on a 1996 Ford Taurus that included a forged signature from the vehicle owner, a forged signature from a DMV technician and a stolen or forged DMV validation stamp.
Ojeda also allegedly completed an Application for Duplicate Title and a Bill of Sale on a 1999 Ford Explorer that included forged signatures of the vehicle owner and a forged stamp and signature from an actual Nevada Notary Public.
Police completed several undercover transactions with Ojeda and filed a separate list of charges. All charges are being combined into one that will be prosecuted by the attorney general.
Ojeda faces a total of 15 felony and gross misdemeanor charges.
All felony charges carry a minimum prison term of one year. The charge of obtaining and using personal identifying information of another for an unlawful purpose carries a sentence of three to twenty years in prison, restitution and fine of up to $100,000.