MVD reinstates services

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N.M. Registration Services can continue processing titles and registrations

By Special to the Monitor

The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division has reinstated New Mexico Registration Services Inc. as a private retail agent, allowing the company to continue processing vehicle title and registration services.

 NMRSI was subject to a search recently by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and all of its equipment was seized as part of the BCSO’s investigation of an NMRSI employee.

 The BCSO and the Tax Fraud Investigations Division of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department have notified MVD that neither the owners of NMRSI or the company itself are suspected of any criminal activity. NMRSI has dismissed the employee who is under investigation.

 “We’ve had a good relationship with NMRSI for many years and we want to help them get back to business,” said Michael Sandoval, Director of the MVD. NMRSI is expected to be operational by Wednesday.

 “We are pleased that Director Sandoval has confidence in us and is allowing us to continue operating our 31-year-old business,” said George Lovato Jr., the owner of NMRSI.

“We look forward to serving our many clients and we appreciate their patience in the past days as we have successfully worked through these challenges.”