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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Windham Man Sentenced to 8 Months for Passing 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, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy
Torresen to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release for passing $19,000
worth of counterfeit $100 American Express traveler’s checks. He was also ordered to pay
$19,000 in restitution. He pled guilty to the charge on May 1, 2014.

According to court records and information disclosed at his sentencing hearing,
between December 17, 2013 and January 10, 2014, the defendant passed 190 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 Massachusetts.

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
Departments.

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Updated January 26, 2015