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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Beckley woman pleads guilty to passing counterfeit money

BECKLEY, WV – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Kenyata E. Smith, 34, of Beckley, West Virginia pleaded guilty in federal court in Beckley to passing counterfeit money. Smith admitted that on April 6, 2014, she passed $100 in counterfeit money at the Dairy Queen in Beaver, West Virginia.

Smith, who is scheduled to be sentenced on October 21, 2015, faces up to a year in jail and a $100,000 fine.

This case is being investigated by the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Bacaj is handling the prosecution.

Updated June 17, 2015