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Georgia Man Sentenced to Prison for Counterfeit Check Cashing Scheme

July 30, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A Georgia resident has been sentenced in federal court to 27 months incarceration and three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to make and utter counterfeit securities, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Brandon Roseberry, 24, of Snellville.

According to the information presented to the court, Roseberry conspired with others to recruit persons to negotiate counterfeit checks at banks in Western Pennsylvania in October 2011, causing losses of nearly $130,000 to local banks.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Western Pennsylvania Financial Crimes Task Force (WPFCTF), conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Roseberry. The WPFCTF was established as a collaborative, multi agency effort to effectively combat financial crimes, including identity fraud, in Western Pennsylvania. Partnering in this effort are the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Secret Service, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, the Allegheny County Police Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pennsylvania State Police.

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