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 Eddie Tunstall, age 33, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on March 6, 2013 and pled guilty to Larceny. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 29, 2011 when Tunstall entered the Turtle Creek Crossing store in Mission, took U.S. Currency from the store’s safe, and then left.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 29, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.