WYDOT Warns Residents of 500 Stolen Blank Vehicle Titles

WYDOT Warns Residents of 500 Stolen Blank Vehicle Titles

Around 500 vehicle titles were stolen from a Wyoming county. Courtesy photo

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) warns residents of potential fraudulent titles after a stack of blank Wyoming titles were stolen from an undisclosed Wyoming county.

The stack of blank vehicle titles, totaling about 500, were stolen sometime after May 1, 2023. These titles could be used for fraudulent purposes.

According to WYDOT, some of these blank titles, which have control numbers ranging from 8790001 to 8790500, have been used for criminal purposes in Colorado. 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. 

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“The security seal has the letters W Y,” Shane Fox, investigator with WYDOT’s Compliance and Investigation program, said. “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, WYDOT asks that you contact the Compliance program at 307-777-3840.