A box of blank title certificates was embezzled from the Georgia DMV and used to conceal the ownership of stolen cars. The vehicles and titles were transported to Ohio where new titles were obtained from that state. The prior legal ownership was washed away by the issuance of the new vehicle titles.
The group of 17 title scammers was charged in Ohio with tampering with government documents and other offenses.
The ring of thieves made money by either selling the cars or by insuring the vehicles and staging accidents. Vehicle’s were sold in several different states.