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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Randolph County man sentenced for possessing counterfeit money

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jonathan J. Ross, 30, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced to eight months in prison for possessing counterfeit money, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ross was found in possession of four hundred and fifty dollars in counterfeit currency. He pled guilty in February 2016 to one count of “Uttering Counterfeit Obligations and Securities – Aiding and Abetting.”

Assistant United States Attorney Sarah W. Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Secret Service, the West Virginia State Police, and the Clarksburg Police Department investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated August 16, 2016