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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Indictment: Three Wichita Men Paid for Athletic Shoes with Counterfeit Money

WICHITA, KAN. – Three Wichita men were indicted Tuesday on charges of making counterfeit money and using it to pay for athletic shoes, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Douglas D. Blocker, 21, Wichita, Kan., Cornelius D. Wilson, 22, Wichita, Kan., and Traevon A. McGairty, 22, Wichita, Kan., are charged with one count of counterfeiting and one count of passing counterfeit currency. In addition, Blocker is charged with another count of passing counterfeit currency.

The indictment alleges the defendants used a photocopy machine to make counterfeit $20 bills. In one count, Blocker is alleged to have met a victim at the Towne West shopping center and paid him $480in counterfeit bills for four pairs of Jordan athletic shoes. In another count, the three defendants are alleged to have met another victim at Towne West and paid him $520 in counterfeit bills for three pairs of athletic shoes.

If convicted, they face a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The U.S. Secret Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

         Zoanna Bohrer, 44, Erie, Kan., is charged with 13 counts of wire fraud and one count of embezzlement. The indictment alleges she stole an amount exceeding $5,000 from the company where she worked, Professional Insurers of Erie, LLC. She made unauthorized wire transfers from the company’s account to pay her personal credit card bills.

If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the wire fraud counts and up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the embezzlement count. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger is prosecuting.

 

Jackson Lee Andrews, 33, Coffeyville, Kan., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (count one), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction (count two), one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking (count three) and one count of distributing methamphetamine (count four). The crimes are alleged to have occurred in 2017 in Allen County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $1 million on counts one and four, up to 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on count two, and not less than five years and a fine up to $250,000 on count three. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

 

Craig Harms, 29, Bel Aire, Kan., is charged with two counts of making false statements to the FBI and one count of falsifying a document with intent to impede an FBI investigation. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in September and October 2016 in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the charges of making false statements and up to 20 years and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of falsifying records in a federal investigation. The FBI, the Wichita Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Smith is prosecuting.

 

Santos Larios-Ajualat, 32, a citizen of Guatemala, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found Dec. 29, 2017, in Seward County, Kan.

 

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated.

Agustin Gaona Serrano, 34, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found in November 2017 in Montgomery County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated.

Leonel Delgado-Jaquez, 47, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported (count one) , one count of misusing a Social Security number (count two), one count of using false information to obtain a driver’s license (count three) and one count of aggravated identity theft (count four). He was found June 18, 2018, in Saline County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on count one, up to five years and a fine up to $250,000 on count two, up to 15 years and a fine up to $250,000 on court three, and a mandatory two years (consecutive) on count four. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

David Hernandez-Rueda, 34, a citizen of Mexico, is charge with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported. He was found June 11, 2018, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to two years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

Josue Asael Barron-Rivera, 19, who is not a citizen of the United States, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. The crime is alleged to have occurred May 24, 2018, in Wichita, Kan.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to

$250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Furst is prosecuting.

 

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Updated June 20, 2018