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Quinby Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Counterfeit Checks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2014

Contact Person: Bill Day (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina -----United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Keyone Shanard Green, age 31, of Quinby, South Carolina, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Florence to manufacture and possession of counterfeit securities in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 513(a).  United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten 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 Green used a computer program to create counterfeit checks that appeared to have been issued by various businesses.  Green cashed some of the counterfeit checks and shared others with his roommates and friends in December 2008 and January 2009.  The checks were cashed at various businesses in Florence by Green and others. 

Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty Green can receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 10 years, plus a special assessment of $100.00.

The case was investigated by the Florence Police Department and agents of the United States Secret Service.  Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II, of the Florence office handled the case.

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