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Delray Beach Man Sentenced For Making And Possessing Counterfeit Currency

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven has sentenced Jaret Santa (26, Delray Beach) to one year and one day in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to make, possess, and pass counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. As part of his sentence, the Court also ordered him to pay $3800 in restitution to his victims. Santa pleaded guilty on October 6, 2015.

According to court documents, in January and February 2015, Santa passed counterfeit $100 bills at various retail locations in southwest Florida. Law enforcement officers apprehended Santa and his co-conspirator, Peter Bonfiglio, after they had just paid for merchandise using a counterfeit $100 bill. Following their arrests, deputies located $4600 in counterfeit $100 bills in Santa’s car.

Bonfiglio (29, North Port) previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years and one month in federal prison for his role in this case.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, with assistance from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and the Sarasota County Sherriff’s Offices. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay L. Hoffer.

Updated April 7, 2016

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