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Broken Arrow Man Pleads Guilty To Making Counterfeit Obligation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Aaron Robert Schupp, age 36, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Making Counterfeit Obligation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 471, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about September 2018, and continuing until on or about September 17, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, with intent to defraud, did falsely make, forge, counterfeit and alter an obligation of the United States, that is, fifteen (15) falsely made, forged, counterfeited and altered twenty-dollar Federal Reserve Notes, and six (6) falsely made, forged, counterfeited and altered one-hundred-dollar Federal Reserve Notes. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Secret Service. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.   

Assistant United States Attorney Clay Compton represented the United States.

Updated March 5, 2020

Topics
Financial Fraud