SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- California's Department of Motor Vehicles is urging victims of the southern California wildfires to report any theft or loss of license plates from burned out vehicles. "The unauthorized removal of a vehicle license plate is a crime, and residents are being asked to report any activity of this kind to local police agencies," said DMV Director George Valverde. The destruction of more than 1,800 homes in southern California may have made it easier for scam artists to remove plates and possibly VIN numbers from destroyed vehicles.

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