A man nicknamed the “Tag Man” has been tagged by police in South Florida.
Police in Boynton Beach arrested Fedelin Pericles, 36, of Royal Palm Beach, on Wednesday, WPTV reported. Pericles was arrested after undercover agents bought two fraudulent temporary license tags and a false insurance card during three different transactions, the Sun-Sentinel reported, citing a police report.
Pericles is charged with three counts of counterfeiting a motor vehicle registration, three counts of falsifying records, three counts of uttering a forged instrument, three counts of organized fraud and three counts of driving with a suspended license, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Detectives received an anonymous tip that the “Tag Man” was selling temporary tags for $60 and fake insurance cards for $100, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
Three separate undercover agents met with Pericles, the newspaper reported. Pericles sold one agent a fake plate on Jan. 31, a second agent an insurance card on Feb. 1, and a phony plate to the third agent Feb. 8, the newspaper reported.
The transactions were recorded on video with audio, police said.
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