Man begins serving sentence for fake inspection sticker scam

Posted Dec. 28, 2011, at 12:04 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — One of four men accused of counterfeiting and selling Maine motor vehicle inspection stickers has started serving his jail sentence, while the cases against the other three move toward a resolution.

Authorities say 23-year-old Shane Jones reported to the York County jail on Monday to serve a 60-day sentence after pleading guilty last month to aggravated forgery.

Jones and three other men were arrested in May in connection with printing then selling the phony stickers in the Biddeford area for $75 to $100 each.

Police say they have found about 150 vehicles with fake stickers.

The Portland Press Herald reports that 34-year-old Christopher Perry has also pleaded guilty and is scheduled to start serving a 45-day sentence in January.

Two other suspects have court dates pending.

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