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Friday, March 20, 2015

Powell County Couple Sentenced to 41 Months for Manufacturing Counterfeit Bills

LEXINGTON — A Powell County couple, that previously admitted to selling nearly $3,000 in counterfeit money, have both been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves sentenced Timothy Ray Profitt, 34, and his wife, Amanda Marie Profitt, 27, for counterfeiting securities of the United States. Under federal law, each defendant will have to serve 85 percent of their prison sentence.

According to their plea agreements, between September 26, 2013 and October 2, 2013, the Profitts manufactured 143 counterfeit bills, all in denominations of $20. They then sold $2,860 in counterfeit bills to others in Powell County, for less than the face value of the counterfeit money.

Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Craig Hutzell, Acting Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service, jointly announced the sentences.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Secret Service and the Winchester Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kate K. Smith prosecuted this case on behalf of the federal government.

Updated March 20, 2015