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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 20, 2017

Garland, Texas, Woman Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Counterfeit Obligation

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Danielle Rose Escalante, age 32, of Garland, Texas pled guilty to Possession of a Counterfeit Obligation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.               

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 13, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did with intent to defraud, possess a counterfeit obligation of the United States, that is: one counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Note, serial number AB20650383P, Check Letter G, Quadrant Number 2, Face Place Number 206, Back Plate Number 25, Series 1996.

The charge arose from an investigation by the District 18 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office, and 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 Melody Nelson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
StopFraud
Financial Fraud
Updated November 20, 2017