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Jefferson County, Ohio man sentenced for counterfeit charges

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Travis Knight, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, was sentenced today to 37 months incarceration for counterfeit currency charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Knight, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Currency,” and one count of “Attempted Uttering of Counterfeit Currency” in April 2018. Knight admitted to passing counterfeit $50 bills and attempting to pass counterfeit $50 bills in Marion and Monongalia Counties in October and November 2017. 

Knight was also ordered to pay $12,450 in restitution for the crimes. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service investigated.
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated August 13, 2018