Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
PIERRE - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced a North Miami Beach, Florida, man convicted of Wire Fraud. The sentencing took place on December 19, 2022.
Tyler Vandenhoek, age 35, was sentenced to time served, equal to approximately three days in custody, followed by two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $6,650 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Vandenhoek was indicted by a federal grand jury in February of 2022. He pleaded guilty on December 19, 2022.
Between January 2020 and February 2020, Vandenhoek stole blank checks belonging to two different victims and then wrote and cashed multiple fraudulent checks at locations in and around Mission, South Dakota.
The case was investigated by the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.