Man accused of using fake contractor's license

Mechanicsville man indicted on counterfeiting charges

May 19, 2010|By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun

A 40-year-old Mechanicsville man has been indicted by a Prince George's County grand jury on counterfeiting charges after allegedly altering a journeyman's license to get a job with a heating and air conditioning contractor, the state Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation and the Prince George's County State's Attorney's office said Wednesday.

Stoney Lamont Worsley was charged with two felonies: common law counterfeiting and common law uttering, or showing a forged document with the intent to defraud. He also faces charges of providing HVAC services without a license, according to the indictment.

Worsley's employer discovered he was not a licensed journeyman when no license could be found in the state's online database, the indictment said. The state labor department's division of Occupational and Professional Licensing investigated.

The case was the latest in a series of investigations by DLLR that has led to criminal charges against people accused of using faked credentials or impersonating licensed professionals, including impersonating architects, professional engineers and certified public accountants.

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