A Las Vegas woman has been indicted by a grand jury on 19 counts of fraud, including charges of possessing a financial forgery laboratory.
Ana Ojeda, 44, owns DMV Cervicio Express. She's accused of using counterfeit notary stamps, DMV validation stamps and DMV forms to generate false documents. Those include phony car title documents.
"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 free or those who fear contact with government agencies due to their immigration status."
Cortez Masto said the incidents occurred between April and September of this year.
Cortez Masto further said service companies such as Cervicio Express charge people for services which are free at DMV locations. Also, because undocumented workers will have legal driving privileges in Nevada beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, they should not fear accessing DMV services.
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