Man admits selling fake stamps

(AP Photo/U.S. Postal Service, File)
(AP Photo/U.S. Postal Service, File)

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.

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