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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Montana Man Sentenced For Counterfeit United States Currency

COEUR D'ALENE - Chadwin King, 28, of Butte, Montana, was sentenced yesterday to nine months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for passing counterfeit U.S. currency, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered King to pay a $10,842 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 7, 2014.

According to the plea agreement, on December 12, 2013, Spokane Police located King in a blue Chrysler van in the Econo Lodge parking lot in Spokane, Washington. Inside the van were cameras, a GPS unit, printers, checks, clothing, tools, and drug paraphernalia. Police also found completed and under production counterfeit currency. King admitted that he counterfeited United States currency.

The case was investigated by U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Police Department.

Updated December 15, 2014