United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Adrian Daniel Logan, age 26, of Madison, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier on July 17, 2013, and pled guilty to Passing Counterfeit United States Currency.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 10, 2013, when Adrian purchased a bottle of pop from the La Tapatia Mexican Store in Sioux Falls, and paid for it with a counterfeit $20 bill. After receiving genuine currency as change from the store clerk, Logan attempted to pass another counterfeit $20 bill by requesting change for it. When the cashier recognized the second bill as counterfeit, Logan fled the store.
The investigation was conducted by the Madison Police Department, the Sioux Falls Police Department, and the U.S. Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for October 7, 2013. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.