Two caught selling fake Louisiana vehicle inspection stickers on Facebook
BATON ROUGE - Two people were arrested Thursday for allegedly running a scheme that centered around selling phony Louisiana vehicle inspection stickers and temporary license plates on social media.
Louisiana State Police reported 30-year-old Louvenia Allen of Baton Rouge and 34-year-old Yakevia Hicks of New Orleans were both taken into custody for the scam.
The agency said it was first tipped off April 29 and soon learned that the two were selling the fake Louisiana Motor Vehicle Inspection stickers and temporary plates through Facebook Marketplace and other social media outlets. State Police said it uncovered several accounts with varying screen names selling the fake tags and plates, all tied back to Hicks and Allen.
Both were booked in East Baton Rouge Parish on charges of forgery of a motor vehicle inspection certificate, computer fraud and criminal conspiracy.