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A southeast Michigan auto dealer faces seven felony charges for allegedly forging federal import documents after Secretary of State staff became suspicious of the documents he presented.Auto dealer David S. Cheslin has been arraigned on two counts of uttering and publishing and five counts of intent to pass false title.Cheslin, the owner of Cheslin Inc., 3080 Orchard Lake Road in Keego Harbor, is accused of forging more than 300 U.S. Customs and Border Protection documents and a sheriff deputy’s signature to bypass the required Customs process for importing vehicles.Secretary of State and State Police investigators uncovered the auto dealer’s alleged scheme in February when suspected fraudulent title applications were submitted to the secretary of state’s office. Customs import specialists later confirmed the documents to be fraudulent. State Police investigators subsequently executed search warrants in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in May. Shortly thereafter, Cheslin’s dealership license was summarily suspended by the secretary of state’s office.Each of the two uttering and publishing charges Cheslin faces is punishable by up to 14 years in prison and each of the five intent to pass false title charges is punishable by up to 10 years.
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