Omaha Man Sentenced for Counterfeiting
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Emmanuel Macheik, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced in Omaha today by United States District Judge Joseph Bataillon, to serve 10 months in prison, for counterfeiting United States currency, in violation of federal law. In addition to his prison term, he will serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. He was also ordered to make restitution of $1170.00.
On January 24, 2011, Bellevue police and United States Secret Service agents interviewed a juvenile who had passed some counterfeit notes at Bryan High School. Investigation led to Emmanuel Macheik, who had reportedly printed the counterfeit on a computer in his bedroom at his Omaha home in the 3400 block of Augusta Avenue. A search warrant resulted in the seizure of several grocery bags containing $3,800.00 in both-sided bills, as well as a printer, paper cutter, computer hard drive, several boxes of linen paper, a shotgun, a 9 mm pistol, and ammunition. Approximately $1,170.00 the counterfeit currency had been passed at 28 locations.
This case was investigated by the Bellevue Police Department and the United States Secret Service.