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San Diego, California Woman Sentenced To 7 Months 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 Marilyn Murillo, age 24, of San Diego, California was sentenced to 7 months’ imprisonment, and 2 years of supervised release for Possession Of Counterfeit Obligation Of The United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 474(a). The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Secret Service and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. 

The Information alleged that on April 19, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant knowingly had in her possession and custody, with intent to sell or otherwise use, approximately seventeen falsely made and counterfeited one-hundred-dollar Federal Reserve Notes, Series 2009, Serial No. JK74046183A, made after the similitude of obligations issued under the authority of the United States. 

United States Brian J. Kuester said, “The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Secret Service prevented thousands in counterfeit currency from entering the stream of commerce. The defendant was brought to justice and countless would-be victims were protected from loss that could have resulted if the counterfeit had not been intercepted.”

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 Rob Wallace represented the United States at the sentencing hearing. 

Updated May 22, 2020

Topics
Financial Fraud