Erie Man Charged With Passing Counterfeit Cash
ERIE, Pa. ‑ A resident of Erie, Pa., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of violating federal counterfeiting laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Dawann Martric Simmons, 28, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment presented to the court, Simmons passed a counterfeit federal reserve note to a local business in Erie.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 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.
Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Secret Service and the Erie Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment or information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.