States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|September 7, 2010||
BROOKLYN MAN WHO PASSED PHONY AMERICAN EXPRESS TRAVELERS CHEQUES IS SENTENCED
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DWAYNE RICARDO SPENCER, 24, of St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz to three years of probation for possessing and passing counterfeited American Express Travelers Cheques. SPENCER pleaded guilty to the offense on June 9, 2010.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 2, 2009, SPENCER passed counterfeited American Express Travelers Cheques at a Target store located in Waterford. SPENCER made purchases at the Target store using 10 counterfeited $100 American Express Travelers Cheques and, during a search of SPENCER’s car following his arrest, an additional 71 counterfeited $100 Travelers Cheques were found, along with receipts for other purchases in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
Today, Judge Kravitz ordered SPENCER to pay restitution in the amount of $3200.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Waterford Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Calvin B. Kurimai.
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