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Altoona Man Sentenced to Prison for Making $5000 in Counterfeit Cash

December 10, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Altoona, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months in prison and three years supervised release on his conviction of violating counterfeit laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Michael W. Elvey, II, 25.

According to information presented to the court, from Dec. 2010 to Feb. 1, 2011, Elvey, with intent to defraud, did falsely make, forge and counterfeit approximately $5,000 in Federal Reserve notes in various denominations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Hickton commended the United States Secret Service and the Altoona Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Elvey.

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