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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tahlequah Woman Pleads Guilty To Uttering, Passing Counterfeit Obligation

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Alyssia Marie Jae Carey, age 26, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, pled guilty to two counts of Uttering A Counterfeit Obligation Of The United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both for each count; and to Passing A Counterfeit Obligation Of The United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about November 14, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, with intent to defraud, did pass, utter and publish to Clear Creek 66, 1100 E. Allen Road, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, falsely made, forged and counterfeited obligations of the United States, that is: One (1) twenty-dollar Federal Reserve Note, Series 2013, Serial No. MF57071698C, Quadrant # 2, Face Plate 66, Back Plate 46, Federal Reserve Bank B2, and One (1) twenty-dollar Federal Reserve Note, Series 2013, Serial No. MG04098161, Quadrant # 2, Face Plate 1, Back Plate 3, Federal Reserve Bank G7, which she then knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited. 

The Indictment further alleged that on or about November 24, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, with intent to defraud, did pass, utter and publish to Hit-N-Run, 1200 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a falsely made, forged and counterfeited obligation of the United States, that is: One (1) twenty-dollar Federal Reserve Note, Series:  2009, Serial No. JB14517500F, Quadrant # 2, Face Plate 218, Back Plate 156, Federal Reserve Bank B2, which she then knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited. 

The Indictment further alleged that on or about November 25, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, with intent to defraud, did pass, utter, publish and sell to Dollar General, 18497 W. Woodard Road, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, falsely made, forged and counterfeited obligations of the United States, that is: Nine (9) five-dollar Federal Reserve Notes, Series 2006, Serial No. IB70330255H, Quadrant # 4, Face Plate 8, Back Plate 5, Federal Reserve Bank J9, which she then knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department and the United States Secret Service. 
                                
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated May 11, 2018