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Title 23 : Motor Vehicles


Subchapter 005 : Anti-theft Provisions and Penalties

(Cite as: 23 V.S.A. § 2082)
  • § 2082. Altering, forging, or counterfeiting certificates; penalty

    (a) A person who with fraudulent intent commits any of the following acts shall be subject to the penalties provided in subsection (b) of this section:

    (1) alters, forges, counterfeits, or knowingly makes or causes to be made a false official certificate of title;

    (2) alters or forges an assignment of a certificate of title, or an assignment or release of a security interest, on a certificate of title or a form the Commissioner prescribes;

    (3) has possession of or uses a certificate of title knowing it to have been altered, forged, counterfeited, or fraudulently obtained or made; or

    (4) uses a false or fictitious name or address, or makes a material false statement, or fails to disclose a security interest, or conceals any other material fact in or alters information on or forges a signature on an application for a certificate of title or duplicate certificate of title.

    (b) A person convicted of violating this section shall be fined not less than $500.00 or more than $5,000.00 or be imprisoned not less than one year or more than five years, or both. (Added 1969, No. 297 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1971; amended 1991, No. 164 (Adj. Sess.), § 11; 2001, No. 69, § 7; 2015, No. 47, § 37.)