Four notaries held in vehicle scams

Four notaries are among six persons detained Wednesday on allegations that they faked vehicle title papers.

The paperwork was designed to obtain new license plates for persons who were not the owners of the vehicles, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. In addition to the lawyer-notaries, all from Alajuela, two persons who are accused of actually presenting the false paperwork at the Registro Nacional also were detained, said the Judicial Invesigating Organization.

Agents said that the transactions cost individuals between 30,000 and 40,000 colons, some $54 to $71.

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