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Bakersfield, CA, Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeiting $100 Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that WALTER LOUIS CONTRERAS, age 37, of Bakersfield, California, pled guilty Uttering a Counterfeit Obligation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Warner Police Department and the United States Secret Service. The defendant was indicted in February, 2013.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 5, 2013 within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant herein, with the intent to defraud, did utter a forged and counterfeited Obligation of the United States, that is: One Counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Note, serial number DB42691996F.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, 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 not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine. The defendant remains in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

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