A local man was arrested for advertising and selling counterfeit DMV inspection stickers via Facebook Marketplace.
The Westchester County Police was tipped off confidentially about the sale posting and arranged for an undercover officer to contact and meet seller Luis Pina-Perez, 36, of Tarrytown.
The undercover officer agreed to pay Pina-Perez $240 for two tickets when they met on Wildley Street in Tarrytown. After the price was negotiated, the suspect was taken into custody by waiting detectives.
Pina-Perez was charged with the felony of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and the misdemeanor of making a false inspection certificate.
“We received a confidential tip about this matter on our telephone tip line as well as via a confidential message to our social media,” Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said. “We encourage anyone with information about criminal activity to utilize these means to share information with us privately and confidentially.”
Westchester County Police field tips at 1-800-898-TIPS (8477); at TIPS@WCCOPS.COM; and via direct/private message on the Department’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
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