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Elkins man sentenced for manufacturing and using counterfeit money

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Anthony Francis Silvester, III, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for making and possessing counterfeit money, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.  

Silvester pled guilty to one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Obligations and Securities” in May 2017. He admitted to passing a counterfeit bill in August 2016 at a business in Elkins, West Virginia.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah M. Wagner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service, the West Virginia State Police, and the Elkins Police Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated July 31, 2018