Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Scott Stewart, age 19, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 28, 2013 and pled guilty to Larceny. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year imprisonment and a $100,000 fine.
The charge relates to Stewart stealing the credit card of another person at Ellsworth Air Force Base and making withdrawals on September 9, 2012. The investigation was conducted by the United States Air Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Venhuizen.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 6, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.