Revocation of replacement motor vehicle title acquired by fraud.
Docket Number: 1341250 , Decision Date: June 26, 2013
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The Department of Revenue was permitted to revoke a replacement Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title that did not reflect a pre-existing lien on the vehicle and reinstate the original Certificate of Title that reflected Petitioner as the original security lienholder. The issuance of the replacement title was the result of a fraudulent misrepresentation that Petitioner had released its lien. While both Petitioner and a later lienholder were victims of fraud, Georgia law gives the victim with the first acquired interest priority protection.