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new york man Charged With running couterfeit scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2012

 

Jose Vicrobeck, 36, of Brooklyn, NY, was charged today by Indictment with conspiracy to pass and passing counterfeit United States currency, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that between December 2011 and April 2012, Vicrobeck recruited others, including Darryl Kelley and Jamel Hampton, charged elsewhere, to pass approximately $27,500 of counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes at Macy’s Department Stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

If convicted, Vicrobeck faces a statutory maximum possible sentence of 85 years.

The case was investigated by U.S. Secret Service, the Springfield Township (PA) Police Department, the Abington Township (PA) Police Department, and the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anita Eve.

UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

 

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