New York Man Sentenced In Counterfeit Traveler's Check Case
CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice announced that Sherman C. Bolling was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison based upon his plea of guilty to charges arising from his role in a counterfeit traveler’s check scheme. Bolling previously had pleaded guilty to one count of Possessing Counterfeit Traveler’s Checks. Bolling, 68 years old, lived in Hempstead, New York, before he was taken into custody on related charges in January.
According to court documents, testimony and statements Bolling and an accomplice made in earlier proceedings, Bolling was caught by police fleeing in his car from the parking lot of a retail box store in Tilton, N.H. Bolling began fleeing when police arrived at the store to investigate a report from the store’s loss prevention staff that a woman was attempting to purchase high value merchandise with counterfeit traveler’s checks. After they intercepted Bolling, the police discovered in his possession 96 counterfeit traveler’s checks – 12 in $200 denominations and 84 in $100 denominations. When Bolling fled, he left the woman, later identified as Kadejdra Marda, at the store to deal with the police on her own. Marda eventually admitted that she was an accomplice of Bolling, that he had driven her to the store and that, before he left her behind, Bolling had been waiting for her in his car while she was in the store trying to pass the bad traveler’s checks.
Bolling was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Paul J. Barbadoro. In addition to the term of incarceration, Judge Barbadoro ordered Bolling to serve, upon his release from prison, a term of supervised release of 3 years. While on supervised release, Bolling will be required to abide by certain rules and conditions established by the court. If he fails to abide by those rules and conditions, he could be returned to prison to serve additional time.
Judge Barbadoro previously sentenced Marda, who also pleaded guilty, to time served (which had been approximately three months). Like Bolling, Marda also will be required to serve a three-year term of supervised release. Among the conditions of Marda’s supervised release are that she be detained in her home, and be subject to electronic monitoring, for three months.
This matter was investigated by the Tilton (N.H.) Police Department with support from the Manchester, N.H., Field Office of the United States Secret Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bill Morse.