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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Windham Man Pleads Guilty to Passing $18,000 Worth of Counterfeit Traveler’s Checks

Contact: Donald E. Clark
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Keith
A. Coleman, 48, of Windham, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to passing $18,000
worth of counterfeit $100 American Express traveler’s checks.

According to court records, between December 17, 2013 and January 10, 2014, the
defendant passed 180 counterfeit $100 American Express traveler’s checks at Applebee’s, Best
Buy, CVS Caremark, Denny’s, TGI Fridays, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Radio Shack,
Rite Aid, Ruby Tuesday, Staples, Target and Toys ‘R Us in Maine and elsewhere.

Coleman faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both. He will be sentenced
after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

This case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Auburn, Augusta,
Biddeford, South Portland and Topsham, Maine and the Everett, Massachusetts Police

Updated January 26, 2015