In Florida or New York is it a crime to transfer a car title to someone and than go to the DMV before the new title holder and

Asked over 1 year ago - Tuckahoe, NY

claim you lost the old title, get a new one and keep the car?

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  1. Frank Anthony Natoli

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    Answered . I really hope this question is a joke.

    Yes, this is illegal, and a felony criminal fraud. What do you think happens to the person that now holds the title? They just get to shrug their shoulders and say "oh well, I guess I got out smarted?"

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