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Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell today sentenced Clayton Patrick Sullivan (41, North Fort Myers) to 33 months in federal prison for counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes. Sullivan was also sentenced to a 3-year term of supervised release.
Sullivan had pleaded guilty on March 9, 2021.
According to court documents, on August 12, 2020, a deputy from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Sullivan was a passenger. After a trained drug canine alerted to the vehicle, a search was conducted of the vehicle revealing a printer and several uncut sheets of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes. Multiple counterfeit Federal Reserve notes were also located in a wallet found in Sullivan’s seat. During an interview with law enforcement, Sullivan admitted that the counterfeit money and the printer belonged to him. During the investigation, the United States Secret Service recovered $901.00 in counterfeit Federal Reserve notes.
This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Yolande G. Viacava.