Andrews Man Plead Guilty to Manufacturing Counterfeit Money
Contact Person: Bill Day (843) 665-6688
Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Terrez Montrel Morris, age 35, Krystal Marie Harris, age 24, and Ansel Tirrell Commander, age 35, all of Andrews, South Carolina, have pled guilty in federal court in Florence, to conspiracy to manufacture, possess, and pass counterfeit federal reserve notes, possess and pass counterfeit securities, and create false identification documents, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence accepted the plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Morris manufactured counterfeit money and provided it to Commander and Harris to be passed as genuine currency. Morris also manufactured a false identification document and provided it to Harris in an effort to assist her with cashing a forged $6,000.00 check.
Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty can receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 5 years, plus a special assessment of $100.00.
The case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II of the Florence office handled the case.