Dallas Police Shut Down Accused Fake Paper Tag Dealer

5/4/2022 7:57:00 AM

Dallas Police shut down accused fake paper tag dealer

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Dallas Police shut down accused fake paper tag dealer

A man is in custody, accused of selling counterfeit temporary paper license tags in Dallas , police say.

Dallas PDDallas police officers went undercover to take down what investigators called a fraudulent paper tag mill.Wright, according to a police statement,"admitted to printing multiple fake and fraudulent paper tags."In an interview Tuesday, Dallas Police Lt. Julio Gonzalez told

NBC 5 Investigatesthe department believes the suspected tag operation sold about 200 fraudulent tags, Gonzalez said the tag that an undercover detective purchased was a counterfeit tag and was not issued out of the Texas DMV's temporary tag system.

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and pick your alerts.On April 20, they executed a search warrant where additional fake paper tags were recovered as well as $3,000 in cash.Five people were taken to the hospital.Dozens of Dogs Rescued, Fostered in Aledo "He didn't even stop to check on them or help them or anything, he left immediately after the accident," said the victims' cousin Nancy Carlos.

Dallas PD Dallas police officers went undercover to take down what investigators called a fraudulent paper tag mill. Wright, according to a police statement,"admitted to printing multiple fake and fraudulent paper tags.  Just last month, CBS 11 News reported on Texas lawmakers who said it's time to crack down on the lucrative enterprise involving fake paper license plates." In an interview Tuesday, Dallas Police Lt. The siblings’ cousin Nancy Pineda told the TV station the pickup crossed the double yellow lines and hit the teenagers’ vehicle head-on. Julio Gonzalez told NBC 5 Investigates the department believes the suspected tag operation sold about 200 fraudulent tags, Gonzalez said the tag that an undercover detective purchased was a counterfeit tag and was not issued out of the Texas DMV's temporary tag system.  "They go online, fill out an application, put up a fee, post a bond, get a username and password, and they're in the business of printing tags," said Captain Ed Martin of Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas. According to investigators, counterfeit tags are a growing trend. Pearce High School.

Following nearly NBC 5 Investigates , which exposed how crooks were able to get Texas car dealer licenses and sell hundreds of thousands of real tags, the Texas DMV has cracked down on those so-called"dealers" in recent months, suspending their access to the DMV's tag system. And if another driver gets into an accident with one of those drivers…  "Somebody's going to pay the price for it. “They were so young. Police say crooks selling tags have now turned to tags that are entirely fake. "What we still are seeing are the completely fictitious and created paper tags", Gonzalez told NBC 5 Investigates ." "When it comes to paper tags in the United States, Texas leads the way," he said. The 200 suspected fraudulent tags involved in Tuesday's bust is a relatively small number compared to the amount that may have been sold by some of the small licensed dealers NBC 5 Investigates exposed in a series of reports that began in November.” Martinez said the siblings attended J. Investigators believe one of those dealers sold 27-thousand tags in a single week, bringing in an estimated $2M in profits. Starting in 2020, it can now deny an auto dealer access to the database if fraud is identified. On April 29, 2022, at approximately 9:04 p.

But criminals who use fraudulent tags to create so-called"ghost cars" to evade police and commit other crimes only need to obtain one fraudulent tag. So, Dallas police investigators say they are committed to working with the DMV to take all of those tags off the streets.   "There are some changes coming. “We need justice for those two little kids that had a whole future, a whole life, and now it’s taken away by the person,” Nancy Pineda told WFAA. "We have seen these fake and fraudulent paper tags that are used in street racing robberies, burglaries, stolen vehicles, and so it's very important that we go after those individuals that are defrauding the state of Texas," Gonzalez said. Dallas PD Dallas police officers went undercover to take down what investigators called a fraudulent paper tag mill."   In: First published on May 3, 2022 / 4:18 PM © 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Dallas Chief of Police Eddie Garcia said last month that his officers had begun working undercover to stop the illegal sale of Texas paper tags in the city..

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