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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 08, 2011

TYLER, TEXAS MAN GUILTY OF COUNTERFEITING VIOLATION

     TYLER, Texas – A 21-year-old Tyler, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Bryan Scott Mayfield pleaded guilty to possession of counterfeit money today before U.S. Magistrate Judge John D. Love.

According to information presented in court, on June 4, 2011, Mayfield assisted another person in passing counterfeit money at a Wal-Mart in Gilmer, Texas.  Mayfield knew a cashier at the Wal-Mart and contacted her to see if she would be working on June 4, 2011.  Mayfield told her that he and others were planning to use counterfeit currency and she agreed to let them make the purchase at her cash register.  Mayfield was present and assisted in the purchase of a laptop computer with eight counterfeit $100 bills.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sep. 15, 2011, charging Mayfield with federal crimes.

Mayfield faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

              This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, The Tyler Police Department and the Gilmer Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble.

 

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