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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New York Woman Who Used Counterfeit $100 Bills At North Haven Store Is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALISHA FRASER, 27, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to three years of supervised release for 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 was arrested on February 25, 2013, and was detained for approximately two weeks before being released on bond.  She pleaded guilty to the offense on June 6, 2013.

This matter was investigated by the United States Secret Service, with the assistance of the police departments of Windsor, Waterford, South Windsor, Naugatuck and North Attleborough (Mass.), and the Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Felice Duffy.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015