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December 18, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La. United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Joshua J. Dore, 28, of Breaux Bridge, La., was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release for counterfeiting.  He pleaded guilty August 8, 2013.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives questioned Jacob Boudreaux on November 12, 2012.  He was caught on camera in Breaux Bridge attempting to use a counterfeit $5 bill at a convenience store.  After questioning, the detectives determined Dore made the fake money.  They searched a home where Dore was staying and found a color printer, a bag of résumé paper, and 22 pages of counterfeit U.S. Currency printed with denominations of $5, $10, $20, and $100 bills.  Additionally, they found a bag of shredded counterfeit currency. Dore admitted to making the counterfeit money between November 5 and November 12, 2012, and providing the counterfeit bills to his friends.  Authorities also found $263 of legitimate currency on his person.  One of the bills had a serial number that matched the counterfeit $5 bill found with Boudreaux at the convenience store.

The U.S. Secret Service and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly P. Uebinger prosecuted the case.

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