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Two Coweta Women Sentenced To Eight Months Home Confinement/60 Months Probation For Passing Counterfeit Currency

June 17, 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, were sentenced to 60 months of supervised release, with the first 8 months served on home confinement for Uttering a Counterfeit Instrument, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 472 and 2. The defendants were also ordered to pay $768.60 in restitution.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Coweta Police Department and the United States Secret Service. The defendants were indicted in January, 2013 and pled guilty in February, 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 James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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