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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WALNUT GROVE MAN FOUND GUILTY OF TRYING TO PASS COUNTERFEIT ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS AT CASINO

 

Jackson, Miss – A federal jury returned a guilty verdict this afternoon against Woodie Bufkin, Jr., 39, of Walnut Grove, Mississippi, for possessing and passing five (5) counterfeit one hundred dollar bills at the Silver Star Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced.

Bufkin will be sentenced on June 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. by Judge Carlton W. Reeves. He faces a maximum penalty of twenty years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and the Choctaw Police Dept. Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy, Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated March 25, 2015