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 a Mission, South Dakota man convicted of Larceny was sentenced on June 3, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.
Eddie Tunstall, III, age 33, was sentenced to 10 months in custody, 2 years of supervised release, $6,000 in restitution and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Tunstall was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 19, 2012 and pled guilty to the charge on March 6, 2013.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on December 29, 2011, when Tunstall entered Turtle Creek Crossing store in Mission, took U.S. Currency from the store’s safe, and then left with the money.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Tim Maher and Kathryn Rich.
Tunstall was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.