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City Marshals warning of fake Motor Vehicle Inspection stickers

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 17:58:15-05

The Eunice City Marshal's Office is warning area residents of fake Motor Vehicle Inspection stickers that authorities have discovered in the area.

According to a post on Facebook, the City Marshal's Office has come across four of the fake stickers in the last two weeks. The stickers are made of paper and the numbers on the front fade, making it obvious to law enforcement that they're fake.

The stickers are usually sold for $30-50 because the vehicle can't pass inspection due to lack of insurance or registration. Upon traffic stops for fake MVIs, most drivers are also driving under a suspended license, authorities say, which is a criminal offense and not a traffic offense.

The penalty for altered MVIs is not more than $500 and not more than six months in jail, or both, under R.S. 32:1308 and R.S. 32:1310.

Eunice City Marshals are currently working with Louisiana State Police to find the maker of the altered MVIs.

Below are photos from the marshal's office showing a real sticker made of vinyl and an altered one made of paper.

Anyone with information should contact the Eunice City Marshal's Office.

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