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Coweta Women Plead Guilty To Passing Counterfeit Currency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MACKENZIE FAIRCLOTH, age 23 and JILL THOMPSON, age 48 both of Coweta, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 472 and 2.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Coweta Police Department and the United States Secret Service. The defendants were indicted in January, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 3, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, with intent to defraud, did pass, utter, publish and sell to Wal-Mart falsely made, forged and counterfeited Obligations of the United States, that is: five (5) $20 Federal Reserve Notes, one (1) $100 Federal Reserve Note and three (3) $20 Federal Reserve Notes which they then knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is up to 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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