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Piney Flats man charged with mail fraud in use of counterfeit postage

Matthew Lane, NET News Service • Oct 15, 2013 at 4:56 PM

GREENEVILLE — Federal prosecutors have charged a Piney Flats man with mail fraud in connection with a scheme where he used more than $200,000 in counterfeit postage over a two-year period.

Jason Matthew Smalling is expected to plead guilty next week to a one-count information charging him with mail fraud. The information was filed in U.S. District Court in Greeneville on Oct. 7. Mail fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

According to court documents, Smalling operated a business from his home in Piney Flats called Value Decals, wherein he created and sold vinyl decals, some being generic images with others being the logos of professional sports teams, including those of Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League.

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