Flint man accused of selling fake automobile insurance certificates

FLINT, MI – A Flint man is accused of selling bogus automobile insurance certificates.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and the Michigan Department of Financial Services (DIFS) on Thursday, Sept. 10, announced 24-year-old Dillen D. Leonard has been charged with four counts of selling counterfeit insurance certificates and one count of using a computer to commit a crime. The former is a five-year felony, while the latter is punishable by up to seven years in prison.

Leonard was arraigned Wednesday, Sept. 9, in Genesee County’s 67th District Court.

Leonard sold or offered customers fraudulent certificates of insurance that appeared to be legitimate and knew that his clients were presenting the documents to the Secretary of State as insurance in order to apply for or renew their vehicle registrations, Nessel is alleging. In July 2016, Leonard reportedly sold at least 29 of the fraudulent certificates, she added.

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