BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Rochester man has sold thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit stamps, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Alcides Marcelino, 48, a native of the Dominican Republic, admits to the crime.
The Assistant US Attorney handling the case says Marcelino sold 10,000 Lady Liberty and US Flags Forever stamps for $2,500 in May 2011. At the time, they stamps had a face value of $4,400. A few months later, he sold 10,000 stamps for another $2,500.
Marcelino pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit postage stamps Thursday. He will learn his sentence in August. He could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.