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Cary man charged in DMV scam

Posted June 24, 2009 4:28 p.m. EDT

— A Cary man faces more than five dozen charges on accusations that he "clean scanned" cars to ensure they passed their annual inspection.

Josue Arnulfo Becerril Perez, 35, of 624 Maple Ave., was arrested Wednesday on 56 charges of criminal offense for violation of inspection requirements.

Warrants state that Perez did "solicit or accept anything of value in order to pass a safety or emissions inspection."

North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Marge Howell said Perez allegedly used different vehicle identification numbers during the inspection process because vehicles could not pass inspection.

The charges date from 2008 to May 2009.

Perez also faces one count of conspiracy to commit a criminal offense for violation of inspection requirements for allegedly selling fake inspection stickers.

He was in the Wake County jail Wednesday afternoon under a $500,000 bond.