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Centerville Man Charged With Counterfeiting $100 Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2010

ERIE, Pa. - Acting United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar announced today, May 11, 2010, that Kyle W. Kerr of Centerville, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of violating federal counterfeiting laws.

The one-count indictment named Kerr, age 36, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment, Kerr falsely made, forged and counterfeited a Federal Reserve note in a denomination of $100.00.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum total sentence of twenty (20) years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The United States Secret Service and the Pennsylvania State Police, conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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