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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wooster man faces counterfeiting charges

A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Ryan E. Ramey, 30, of Wooster, with passing and creating counterfeit currency, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Count 1 charges Ramey with passing counterfeit ten dollar, fifty dollar, and one hundred dollar Federal Reserve Notes from on or about June 1, 2013, to on or about June 28, 2013.

Count 2 charges Ramey with creating counterfeit ten dollar, fifty dollar, and one hundred dollar Federal Reserve Notes during the same time period.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the United States Secret Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Linda H. Barr.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated January 8, 2016