Two men were recently indicted for allegedly conspiring to produce and sell false New Jersey motor vehicle inspection stickers.
The suspects are accused of conspiring to run the illegal enterprise in Newark, NJ.
According to police, a 69-year-old Irvington man and a 63-year-old Newark man were selling the fake inspection stickers out of a silver Mercedes Benz in Newark.
Authorities allege that the men sold the stickers for $50 apiece. On at least one occasion, police said, the suspects sold a fake sticker for $60.
One of the suspects would reportedly collect the money and then retrieve the fake inspection sticker from the other suspect, who was parked across the street.
The scheme was reportedly revealed when an undercover state police detective bought stickers from the suspects. Prosecutors said that the undercover officer purchased the stickers on three separate occasions.
The suspects were arrested and charged with a number of criminal offenses, including forgery and conspiracy.
If the suspects are convicted on the charges, they could each be sentenced to 3–5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Two N.J. Men Indicted for Allegedly Selling False Vehicle Inspection Stickers.”