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Woman warns of the nightmare she says she's facing after buying her first car

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Billie Osborn warns of the nightmare she says she's facing after buying her first car. (KTUL photo)

COWETA, Okla. (KTUL) -- It’s the car Billie Osborn has been dreaming about.

She’d been searching and saving for months when she finally found an Infiniti in her price range, but just days after Osborn bought the vehicle from a local car lot, she was pulled over.

“She said the tag looked fake,” Osborn said.

The officer advised her to get a permanent tag as soon as possible.

Osborn went to the DMV and that’s when things took another unexpected turn.

“She told us the title was no good and to go back to the guy who sold it to us and get the original title,” Osborn said.

We did some digging and employees at the tag agency said the title was actually old and records we got show a former seller put a lien on the car just last month.

"I really trusted this guy," Osborn said.

Osborn says she went back to place she bought the car from last week but says it was closed.

“When we pulled in, it said, 'For lease',” she said.

She says she’s tried calling, but no one picks up.

When we tried calling, the recording said, “The number you are trying to reach is out of service.”

“I was bawling my eyes out because it was my first car and I bought it on my own,” Osborn said.

Police advised Osborn to report it to the Oklahoma Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission because this is a business practice matter.

But after digging through the paper trail and talking to police, officers say they are now opening an investigation.

For Osborn, she just wants to be able to drive the car she's worked so hard to buy.

We reached out to the owner of the dealership, he did not respond to any calls.

Police say they’ve spoken to several citizens who say they didn’t have the best encounter with this particular dealership.

If you feel you’ve been a victim of a crime, police ask you to call them at 918-482-2121. If you ever have any issues with any dealership, police say you should also contact OUMVP at 405-521-3600 and report it.

OUMVP also has several tips to help protect yourself before buying a car.

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