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Garland, Texas Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Possession Of 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 Danielle Rose Escalante, age 32, of Garland, Texas, was sentenced to 3 years probation for Possession of a Counterfeit Obligation, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472. The charges 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 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.                                

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Those who knowingly possess counterfeit currency with the intent to inject it into circulation do so without regard for the potential victims along the way. The defendant in this case is being held accountable and will be monitored by the United States Probation Office to ensure that she abides by the law and the rules and conditions imposed by the Court. I urge the public to be vigilant when accepting payment in the form of apparent cash - carefully examine what you are receiving before ending the transaction. In many instances it is obvious upon close inspection that the bill being passed is counterfeit.”

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

Updated March 26, 2018

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