Belleville Man Sentenced For Passing Counterfeit Bills
A Belleville man was sentenced for passing counterfeit currency, Stephen R. Wigginton, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. Jesse M. Brucker, 31, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment, a fine of $2,500, 3 years’ supervised release, and a special assessment of $100. Brucker plead guilty to these charges on June 23, 2011. Brucker admitted that on September 2, 2009, he passed bills that he knew were counterfeit at a Hardee’s restaurant and at a Circle K convenience store, both in Belleville, Illinois.
The investigation was handled by the United States Secret Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin F. Burke.