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December 27, 2021

DMV officers arrest registration service owner in Las Vegas

DMV ASAP owner booked on five counts of felony forgery

LAS VEGAS – The owner of a Las Vegas vehicle registration business has been arrested by Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles investigators for allegedly forging notary signatures on vehicle title transactions.

Andre Alonzo Chambers, 44, of North Las Vegas was taken into custody Thursday, December 16, 2021, by Nevada DMV Compliance Enforcement officers on a bench warrant issued by the Las Vegas Justice Court. DMV officers were assisted by the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Chambers is the owner of DMV ASAP of Las Vegas, a licensed document preparation service that submits vehicle registration transactions and title transfers on behalf of customers.

An audit by the DMV Central Services Division alerted the Compliance Enforcement officers of suspicious business transactions conducted by DMV ASAP using several Limited Power of Attorney forms.

The investigation revealed that Mr. Chambers had allegedly forged the signatures of licensed notaries public as a way of expediting out-of-state title transfers for his customers, who were unaware that their documents were being falsified.

The Nevada DMV Central Services and Compliance Enforcement divisions conduct regular audits and review documentation submitted by third party document preparation services, said Compliance Enforcement Division Chief J.D. Decker.

“The integrity of transactions conducted on behalf of customers is paramount, whether they are processed internally by DMV or by those advertising services for hire,” Decker said. “DMV controls and audits allow us to ensure that these third-party services are conducted legally and that consumers are protected from fraudulent transactions.”

The DMV allows third-party document preparation services, properly licensed by the Nevada Secretary of State, to conduct a limited range of transactions for customers who would prefer not to go through the DMV directly.

Chambers was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on five counts of Forgery, a Category D Felony in Nevada. If convicted, he could face one to four years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000 and restitution on each charge.

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Andre Alonzo Chambers
Andre Alonzo Chambers
(Clark County Detention Center)