Florida 'tag man' accused of selling fake license plates, insurance cards

A man nicknamed the “Tag Man” has been tagged by police in South Florida.

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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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