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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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