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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Duval County Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Passing Counterfeit Money

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis yesterday sentenced Deryck Dean Barcous (26, Duval County) to one year and four months in federal prison for passing counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. Barcous was indicted on March 27, 2014, and pleaded guilty on July 16, 2014.   

According to court documents, in November 2013, Barcous answered an ad on Craigslist advertising computer equipment. After finalizing the price, Barcous met with the victim and paid her with what was later determined to be counterfeit $10 and $20 bills. 

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the United States Secret Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin C. Frein.

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Updated January 26, 2015