MANY COUPLE SENTENCED FOR COUNTERFEITING $20 BILLS
SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Larry Maurice Malmay, 36, of Zwolle, La., and Kellie Amanda Craig, 29, of Many, La., were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Tom Stagg for making counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. Malmay received 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Craig received five years of probation. The equipment and items used to produce the counterfeit money were ordered forfeited to the government.
According to evidence presented at the guilty pleas, a Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Deputy came to Craig’s home June 12, 2012 in response to a domestic complaint. While talking to Craig, it was learned that there were counterfeit $20 bills in the home. Craig told authorities that Malmay and another person had printed most of the fake Federal Reserve notes. A search of the home revealed cut and uncut counterfeit bills, a paper cutter, cotton paper and a printer. Malmay later told authorities he had planned to print $16,500 worth of fake money to pay a drug dealer.
The U.S. Secret Service, Shreveport Office, and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. prosecuted the case.