Rochester man charged with selling counterfeit stamps

Posted at: 06/10/2013 9:19 AM | Updated at: 06/10/2013 9:37 AM

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A Rochester man has been indicted on three counts of possession and sale of counterfeit postage stamps.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Alcides Marcelino aka “Amigo” sold counterfeit Lady Liberty and U.S. Flag forever stamps on multiple occasions in 2010 and 2011. Investigators say they began looking into this case when the main postal facility in Buffalo discovered multiple letters with the counterfeit stamps affixed. Officials tracked them to several small retail grocery stores in the Buffalo area.

The charge carries a maximum term of five years in prison, $250,000 fine or both.

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