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Friday, December 13, 2013

Timber Lake Man Sentenced For Passing A Counterfeit $100 Bill

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Timber Lake, South Dakota, man convicted of Uttering Counterfeit Obligations of the United States, was sentenced on December 12, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Dennis Tyler Gutierrez, a/k/a "Crow Shoe", age 21, was sentenced to one year of probation, a $500 fine, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. 

Gutierrez was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 21, 2013.  He pled guilty on October 1, 2013.
The conviction arose out of an incident during the Days of 1910 celebration in Timber Lake in July 2013 when Gutierrez used a counterfeit $100 bill to attempt to buy beer at the Coop Bar.  The owner of the Coop Bar recognized the bill as counterfeit and called law enforcement.  
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Secret Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Mikal Hanson prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015