Willowick men indicted on counterfeiting charges
A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Thomas DeMarco and Laurence Davison, both 20 and both of Willowick, Ohio, with one count of producing counterfeit currency and two counts of passing counterfeit currency, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The indictment charges that in September 2012, DeMarco and Davison manufactured counterfeit currency. The indictment also charges that on September 29, 2012, DeMarco and Davison attempted to pass and on October 1, 2012, DeMarco and Davison did pass counterfeit currency.
If convicted, each defendant’s sentences will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to the case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendants’ role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The case is being presented by Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Sassé after an investigation by the United States Secret Service.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.