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Two arrested for distribution of fraudulent MVI stickers

Baton Rouge – On April 29th, 2021, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations received numerous complaints from the public of an individual selling suspected fraudulent Louisiana Motor Vehicle Inspection Stickers (MVI) and Louisiana Temporary License Plates via Facebook Marketplace. As a result of the investigation, LSP Detectives arrested 30-year-old Louvenia Allen of Baton Rouge and 34-year-old Yakevia Hicks of New Orleans.

The preliminary investigation revealed Allen and Hicks were selling fraudulent MVI Stickers and Louisiana Temporary License Plates on various social media outlets under the screen names “Kellz Goated” and “Big Kellz”. Through investigative means Troopers were able to positively identify Allen and Hicks as the suspects linked to the aforementioned screen names.  On May 4, 2021, Arrest Warrants were obtained for Allen and Hicks from the 19th Judicial District Court in East Baton Rouge Parish for violation of LRS 14:72.6 Forgery of a Motor Vehicle Inspection CertificateLRS 14:73.5 Computer Fraud, and LRS 14:26 Criminal Conspiracy.

On May 13, 2021, Troopers arrested Allen and Hicks and subsequently transported them to the to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where they were booked accordingly.

This is an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.