Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Maryland mother counterfeits metered postage

Matthew Dolan of the Baltimore Sun reports,"...a Maryland mother of two who offered businesses a cheap but illegal way to mail letters and packages was sentenced in federal court to serve 2 1/2 years in prison after admitting she counterfeited hundreds of thousands of dollars in metered postage."

According to the article, "In 2003, Hoffman began to counterfeit metered U.S. postage by printing a legitimate set of postage from Stamps.com and Endicia.com, and then making copies of this postage on her own adhesive backed labels, according to the statement of facts. Prosecutors said Hoffman provided her employees with this counterfeit postage to use in mailing packages and letters, but did not tell them that the postage was counterfeit."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM