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Dundalk man pleads guilty to selling fake newspaper subscriptions, court records show

A Dundalk man pleaded guilty on Thursday to selling fraudulent newspaper subscriptions, including to The Baltimore Sun and The Dundalk Eagle, door to door.

Officials said Matthew Aldao, 33, would go up to doors posing as a newspaper employee and have victims fill out fraudulent subscription paperwork, charging them anywhere between $20 and $60. Aldao would target elderly victims, officials said.

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Aldao pleaded guilty on Feb. 20 to a charge of theft of less than $100, according to online court records. He was sentenced to 90 days’ imprisonment, with all but 71 days suspended. He also was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and was ordered to pay a $20 fine, according to the records.

The Baltimore Sun does not solicit door-to-door subscriptions or collections.

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