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Crossville Man Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing Counterfeit Currency

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

Ronald Thacker, 48, of Crossville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to two counts of counterfeiting United States currency, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. 

At his plea hearing, Thacker admitted manufacturing counterfeit $50 bills in Nashville in May 2012, and using the counterfeit bills to purchase food at restaurants and to purchase items from retail stores. Thacker also admitted manufacturing counterfeit $50 bills in Crossville, Tennessee in August 2012 and using or attempting to use the counterfeit bills at restaurants and retail stores.

Thacker is scheduled to be sentenced on January 31, 2014, by Judge Todd J. Campbell.  He faces a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison on each count.

This case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Crossville Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William F. Abely.

Updated March 19, 2015