Authorities arrested a local business owner Thursday on charges related to vehicle title fraud.
Ana Carolina Ojeda, 43, of Las Vegas, is accused of falsifying documents that enabled two illegal transfers of vehicle ownership in April.
Ojeda owns the DMV Cervicio Express, a vehicle registration service, at 3605 Vegas Drive, near Rancho Drive. She was arrested by Department of Motor Vehicles investigators about 1 p.m. at the Sahara Avenue DMV and booked into the Clark County jail.
DMV investigators accused Ojeda of fake application for a duplicate title on a 1996 Ford Taurus that included a forged signature from the owner, a DMV technician and a stolen or forged DMV validation stamp.
She’s also accused of a similar forgery on a duplicate title and bill of sale on a 1999 Ford Explorer.
In addition to the DMV, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Nevada Attorney General’s office participated in the investigation.
Ojeda was arrested on multiple charges related to forgery. Authorities also issued search warrants at the business.
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