MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal indictment alleges a Minnesota man manufactured counterfeit postage meter stamps.

Thirty-one-year-old Andre George Mehilove is charged with one count of manufacturing counterfeit postage stamps. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday after Mehilove’s initial appearance in federal court.

The indictment alleges that between August 2006 and April 2009, Mehilove produced and copied the stamps on his computer from other postage meter stamps he bought online. On April 3, 2009, authorities executed a search warrant at Mehilove’s home and place of employment and seized computers, items with counterfeit postages, PayPal identity devices and online postage labels.

A phone message left Wednesday evening for an attorney in the federal public defender’s office was not immediately returned.

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Comments (5)
  1. Del says:

    “also known as Andre George Solanikov and Andrejs Solanikovs”. from the Shakopee newspapers.

    Send him back to Russia.

  2. UnDel says:

    Are they forever stamps and the kind you don’t have to lick? If not, I’m not interested.

  3. Ben says:

    Are you kidding. A federal indictment?

    For copying a few stamps? OK, I’m convinced now. Government is too big and has way too much power.

    1. Hugh Jorgan says:

      USPS services have been Federally run and protected since forever, son. Now get yer @$$ back in school and learn something, already…

  4. What? says:

    Going to make a hell of a lot of money selling stamps rotflmao

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