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Tahlequah Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A 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 Nicholas Ryan Renfro, age 25, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession Of A Counterfeit Obligation Of The United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 474(a), punishable by not more than 25 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both. 
The Indictment alleged that on or about January 10, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, Nicholas Ryan Renfro, did knowingly have in his possession and custody, with intent to sell or otherwise use, a falsely made and counterfeited one-hundred-dollar Federal Reserve Note, Series:  2009A, Serial No. LF255122509J, Quadrant # 4, Face Plate 301, Back Plate 397, Federal Reserve Bank F6, made after the similitude of obligations issued under the authority of the United States.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 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 John David Luton represented the United States.

Updated April 13, 2018

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