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Two more defendants sentenced for role in counterfeiting scheme

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that two women were sentenced in federal court today in Charleston, West Virginia, for passing counterfeit $100 bills. Nyteria Green, 36, of Columbus, Ohio, was sentenced to three years in federal prison. O’wynn Rogers, 27, of Beckley, was sentenced to one year in federal prison.

Green and Rogers previously pleaded guilty on August 18, 2015, and admitted to passing counterfeit $100 bills at locations around Beckley, West Virginia, in April 2014. Both women admitted to passing the counterfeit money at several businesses, including at multiple locations in the Crossroads Mall in Mt. Hope and at the IHOP on Harper Road in Beckley. 

In a related case, Paula Green, of Columbus, Ohio, pleaded guilty to three counts of passing counterfeit $100 bills in Beckley and Charleston, and faces up to 60 years in prison when she is sentenced on February 24, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Beckley. In another related case, Kenyata Smith, of Beckley, was sentenced on October 21, 2015, to two years of probation for her involvement in the passing of counterfeit money.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Bacaj handled the prosecution. 

Updated December 2, 2015