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Presque Isle Woman Sentenced for Passing Counterfeit Money

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

BANGOR, Maine: A Presque Isle woman was sentenced today in federal court for passing counterfeit money, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Jessica Jones, 31, to two months in prison and two years of supervised release. Jones pleaded guilty on August 25, 2021.

According to court records, on July 23, 2018, Jones used counterfeit $20 bills at a Domino’s Pizza and a McDonald’s in Presque Isle. Jones later stated that she had received the counterfeit money from an individual who was trading counterfeit bills for drugs.

The Presque Isle Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service investigated the case.

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Contact

Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated March 10, 2022

Topic
Financial Fraud