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IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

November 12, 2009

 

TO:                              Tax Collectors and License Plate Agencies

 

FROM:                        Carl A. Ford, Director

                                    Division of Motor Vehicles

 

SUBJECT:                   Summary of Stolen Blank Arizona Certificates of Title

 

            On November 9, 2009, the department received an Intelligence Alert update from the Arizona Department of Transportation regarding stolen blank titles.  Since July 2004, more than 16,109 blank Arizona Certificates of Title have been stolen from Motor Vehicle Department and third Party Vendor locations in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

 

            An Arizona Certificate of Title is computer printed on 8 x 10 inch, security-featured paper.  The Control Number is printed in red ink in the upper right corner of the document.  The title certificate control number is not the title number for the vehicle.  These stolen title certificates cannot be queried through NCIC by control number.  The older stolen title certificates bear a 7-digit control number.  The title certificates stolen from April 2008 and forward have an 8-digit Control number.

 

   STOLEN TITLE CONTROL NUMBERS

 

    0469952 through 0470000             02/28/2006

    4314578 through 4315500             03/03/2006

    4436077 through 4436500             11/09/2005

    4436579 through 4437000             11/11/2005

    5302878 through 5303000             09/20/2006

    5968623 through 5968628             07/06/2006

    6215653 through 6215674             07/05/2006

    6215806 through 6216150                         07/06/2006

    6253491 through 6253552                         07/24/2006

    6562345 through 6563000             08/28/2006

    7291904 through 7293000             12/20/2006

    7762006 through 7762500             02/28/2007

    9368401 through 9370500             07/20/2007

    9436253 through 9438000             07/13/2004

11045631 through 11045737             04/16/2008

11398025 through 11400500             05/13/2008

11651895 through 11653000             06/07/2008

12288587 through 12288723             09/30/2008

15185735 through 15185810             10/13/2009

15308041 through 15310500             10/29/2009

14994097 through 14994168             11/06/2009

14994216 through 14995500             11/06/2009

 

            The Arizona Certificates of Title listed above may not be used as proof of ownership, are fraudulent if presented for any purpose, and constitute possession of stolen property.

 

If you come into contact with anyone in possession of one of these documents or have information regarding these stolen documents, please contact the nearest law enforcement agency as well as Arizona Department of Transportation, Office of Inspector General.  For additional information, you may contact Detective Phil Walton at pwalton@azdot.gov, 602-644-5690 / 602-399-3315.

 

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your Field Support Center Help Desk Representative.

 

 

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