trio Charged in counterfeiting scheme
Malik Burton, 21, Kyle Gumbs, 20, and Rayvaughan White, 21, all of Freeport, NY, were charged today by indictment with a counterfeiting scheme in which they allegedly passed counterfeit $100 bills at shopping centers and other retail establishments in Bucks County, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. They are each charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of possessing and passing counterfeit currency. According to the indictment, on November 15, 2012, the defendants passed and attempted to pass approximately $5,700 in counterfeit currency at the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, among other locations.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 25 years imprisonment, a fine of $500,000, a three-year term of supervised release, and a $200 mandatory special assessment.
The case was investigated by United States Secret Service and the East Lampeter Township Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joel D. Goldstein.
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