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Couple from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Charged Federally with Manufacturing and Passing Counterfeit United States Currency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2012

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that Jon P. Herdman, 34 and Jennifer Lee Liggett, 33, both from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, were charged with manufacturing and passing counterfeit obligations of the United States.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Herdman and Liggett were manufacturing counterfeit $10 bills and passing them throughout Pennsylvania beginning at least as early as September 2011.

     If convicted, they each face a term of imprisonment of up to 40 years, a maximum fine of up to $500,000 and a four-year term of supervised release.

     This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Hampden Township Police Department, the Silver Spring Township police Department and the Greensburg Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

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