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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 6, 2013

New York Woman Admits Purchasing Electronics With Counterfeit $100 Bills At North Haven Store


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ALISHA FRASER, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty yesterday before United States Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford to one count of passing counterfeit U.S. currency at a store in North Haven.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 13, 2010, FRASER used nine counterfeit $100 bills to purchase an iPad from a store in North Haven.  Later that day, she returned the iPad and received genuine U.S. currency.  Two days later, FRASER purchased two iPods at the same store using five $100 counterfeit bills.

FRASER is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on August 28, 2013, at which time FRASER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

FRASER was arrested on February 25, 2013, and is currently released on a $25,000 bond.

This matter was investigated by the United States Secret Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy.

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