A man has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment for fraud by selling used stamps for use as regular stamps. Two other people are also convicted in the case, and they have to pay the Post Office 400.000 NOK in total in damages.
The alleged mastermind has to serve time for three months while Drammen District Court suspended the rest of the sentence , according to NRK.
He testified that a major publishing house sent him used envelopes for years, and he cut out the stamps, left them in the water bath until the glue dissolved and dried them. He then sold them through an online auction site on the web as “cheap postage” – at a price of between 20 and 35 percent of what new stamps cost.
According to the verdict, the court struggled to find similar crimes in Norwegian jurisprudence.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today