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Press Release

Ringleader of Counterfeiting Conspiracy Sentenced to Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – Reginald Jake Farrow, 31, of Richmond, was sentenced today to five years in prison for conspiracy to make, forge, counterfeit and pass federal reserve notes. Farrow was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay full restitution. 

Farrow pleaded guilty on July 11. According to court documents, from May 2015, continuing through February 2016, Farrow conspired with 11 other individuals to make and pass counterfeit $50 and $100 Federal Reserve Notes.  The counterfeiting operation took place primarily at a residence in Henrico, and the defendants would pass the counterfeit bills at local merchants obtaining merchandise and genuine currency as change. 

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Douglas F. Mease, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service’s Richmond Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson.  Assistant U.S. Attorney S. David Schiller prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:16-CR-56.

Updated October 14, 2016