The LBPD in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police arrested Justin Eric RANGE, age 34, of Marietta for Unlawful Use of Computer; Altered, Forged or Counterfeit Documents and Plates (2 counts); Trademark Counterfeiting (2 Counts); Theft by Deception; Deceptive or Fraudulent Business Practices; and License to Engage in Business (License Required).
On 01/17/2019 at around 7:55am, an Officer stopped a vehicle after observing the vehicle being operated in the 200 block of Landis Valley Road with counterfeit inspection and emission certificates. An investigation was launched into the origin of the counterfeit certificates and it was discovered that the Victim had purchased the vehicle from RANGE, through Facebook Market Place, with the certificates in place. RANGE had deceived the Victim into believing the vehicle was inspected.
A joint investigation was then conducted with the PA State Police Vehicle Fraud Unit and it was discovered that RANGE engaged in Deceptive Business Practices and represented himself as a salesperson for which he in not licensed.
As a result of the investigation numerous criminal charges were filed jointly by the LBPD and PA State Police. As a result of the charges a warrant was issued for RANGE’s arrest.
On 02/11/2019 at around 1:15pm, RANGE surrender on the warrant and was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Tobin. RANGE was released on $25,000 unsecured bail and he has been scheduled for preliminary hearing.
RANGE is presumed innocent.