Dallas police shut down fake paper tag operation
DALLAS - Dallas police said a tip led them to arrest a man for making phony temporary paper license plates.
Officers reportedly found $3,000 in cash and fake tags at a building on Sunnyvale Street in east Oak Cliff, near Overton Boulevard and Illinois Avenue.
They arrested 43-year-old Wayland Wright and said he admitted printing the tags. He’s now charged with tampering with a government record with intent to defraud.
Police said the illegal paper tags are being used in Texas to avoid paying registration fees and, in some cases, to cover up crimes. It's a problem state leaders have been trying to correct.
Tipsters can fake tags by calling the Dallas Police Department’s auto theft unit at 214-671-3535.
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