Las Vegas vehicle registration service owner indicted for fraud

Las Vegas vehicle registration service owner indicted for fraud

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Dec 18, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas woman was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on multiple felony counts in connection with her operation of vehicle title fraud.

44-year-old Ana Ojeda, owner of DMV Cervicio Express, was charged with 19 counts of fraud including charges of possessing a financial forgery laboratory.

"Because these types of service companies are not regulated by the Department of Motor Vehicles, they are subject to fraud and corruption," said Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto. "They frequently target new immigrant populations who are either unaware the services are available for free, or those who fear contract with government agencies due to their immigration status."

Ojeda is accused of using counterfeit notary stamps, DMV validation stamps and DMV forms to generate false documents.

She is accused of forging owner signatures on car title documents, resulting in new titles being issued to automobiles, without the true owner's knowledge.

The incidents occurred on or about April 2013 to Sept. 2013.