My boyfriend lost his car title a few months ago. Instead of listening to his good woman’s advice, he waited until he only had three weeks before his tags expired to look into replacing the title.
When we did the lost title search the clerk told us there was no record of registration because the car was registered in Hamblen County (TN). I called there, and that clerk told me that the car was no longer registered there! That it had been registered in Lewis county last November. We know not a soul in Lewis county, never even been through the area, and we certainly have the car.
When I asked who it was registered to, the clerk said she couldn’t reveal the name by law. I explained the situation and she told me all she knew to do was call the police.
Called the local police Friday (I have NEVER been treated so poorly over the phone, by the way). The officer/clerk/obnoxious person said there wasn’t a thing I could do about it and was I sure he didn’t register it there because it sounds awfully suspicious.
We have had this car for over three years. It was stolen two years ago for a few months but found a few weeks later. A few months ago someone broke into it and we filed a police report with the registration…they didn’t say a thing about it being in someone else’s name.
What in the world could be going on? If someone DID use the title and change it to their name, WHY? What good is a title without the car? And what can we do about it since the police act like I am a criminal for simply inquiring?