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Muskogee Woman Sentenced To 15 Months For Passing Counterfeit Currency

May 01, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that RACHEL ANN SANCHEZ, a/k/a Rachel Ann Sims, age 26, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 472 and 2. The defendant was also ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Seminole Police Department and the United States Secret Service. The defendant was indicted in December, 2012 and pled guilty in January, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 23, 2012, in Seminole County, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, with intent to defraud, did pass, utter, publish and sell to Wal-Mart a falsely made, forged and counterfeited Obligation of the United States, that is: five dollar Federal Reserve Notes altered to appear to be in the denominations of one-hundred dollar Federal Reserve Notes, which they then knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which she will serve her nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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