Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fake Meter Labels Used to Mail Stolen Merchandise

The Dallas Morning News reports a Texas man has been sentenced to two years in prison for printing fake meter labels to mail stolen products, according to a Department of Justice news release and federal court records.

Vincent Wing-Shing Wong, 29, was also ordered to pay more than $314,000 in restitution and sentenced to three years probation in U.S. District Court.

Mr. Wong had pleaded guilty in February to charges of printing and using counterfeit postage meter stamps.

From January 2001 through November 2007, Mr. Wong sold items he believed to be stolen on eBay and printed fake stamps to ship the packages.

For more on postage meters, their history and LEGAL use, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM