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Florence Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Manufacturing and Passing Counterfeit Money

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Shanteley Latrice Howard, 33, of Florence, South Carolina, was sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit money.   

Evidence presented to the court showed that Howard was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit $100 and $50 bills in multiple states, including South Carolina and North Carolina.  This conspiracy, which began in 2015, included at least nine co-conspirators who were responsible for making and passing over $100,000 in counterfeit money.  Howard passed counterfeit $100 and $50 bills on multiple occasions at businesses in Florence and other locations in South Carolina.

United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell sentenced Howard to 18 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service with the assistance of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Florence Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office prosecuted the case.



Lance Crick (864) 282-2105

Updated November 15, 2018

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