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Elkins man sentenced for role in counterfeit money scheme

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Marc G. Collett, of Elkins, was sentenced today to 21 months incarceration for fraudulently using counterfeit money to obtain authentic currency and other goods, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Collett, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Obligations or Securities – Aiding and Abetting” in April 2016. Collett conspired with other individuals to repeatedly exchange counterfeit money in order to obtain authentic United States currency, debit cards, and merchandise in Harrison County, West Virginia in late 2014.

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

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 2, 2018