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WYDOT: 500 stolen blank titles in circulation could be used for fraud

Composite of sample title stock WYDOT says would be stolen and potentially fraudulent (WYDOT)

CASPER, Wyo. — About 500 blank Wyoming titles were stolen from a Wyoming county earlier this year, leading the Wyoming Department of Transportation to warn residents of potential fraud. 

“Some of these blank titles, which have control numbers ranging from 8790001 to 8790500, have been used for criminal purposes in Colorado,” the Wednesday release from WYDOT said.

The stack of blank titles was stolen sometime after May 1, 2023. They could be used for fraudulent purposes.

“The control numbers are located at the lower right side of the title in silver print with a security box around the number. On the lower left side of the title will be marked ‘MV-301 (4/21)’ with a round silver security seal to the right of the text,” the release said

“The security seal has the letters W Y,” said Shane Fox, investigator with WYDOT’s Compliance and Investigation program. “The control numbers are duplicated with the front green-colored title that goes to the owner and the back copy that is white in color and retained by Wyoming County clerks.”

If titles with any of these control numbers are found, please contact the Compliance program at 307-777-3840.

Sample title stock WYDOT says would be stolen and potentially fraudulent (WYDOT)