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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Monday, August 4, 2014

North Carolina Woman Gets Probation With Home Detention For Counterfeit Currency Scheme

PITTSBURGH – A North Carolina woman has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months of probation, including six months of home detention with electronic monitoring and payment of restitution, on her conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Yorleidy Naranjo, 20, of Matthews, North Carolina.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Feb. 20, 2013 and March 5, 2013, Naranjo conspired with others both known and unknown to pass, or attempted to pass counterfeit currency in the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Secret Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Naranjo.

Updated July 14, 2015