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Two Indicted for Making and Passing Counterfeit Checks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that two South Dakota men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for counterfeiting.

Timothy Maddox, age 25, and Michael Rinker, age 41, were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 10, 2012, for seven counts each of Making and Passing Counterfeit Checks.  Both men appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on July 23, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment.  The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine for each count.  The charges are merely accusations, and Maddox and Rinker are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Huron Police Department, the Sioux Falls Police Department, and the US Secret Service.  Assistant US Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper is prosecuting the case.  

Both men were returned to state custody where they are facing other charges.  A trial date has been set for September 25, 2012.

 

 

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