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Bakersfield, CA, Man Sentenced To Six Months Home Detention, 36 Months Probation For Passing Counterfeit $100 Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 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, was sentenced to 3 years of probation with 6 months to be served on home detention for 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 and pled guilty in March, 2013.

The Indictment alleged 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 Ronald A. White, 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 Chris Wilson represented the United States.

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