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DeQuincy man sentenced to 12 months in prison for printing $100 bills in casino hotel room

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a DeQuincy man was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison for making $100 counterfeit bills at a casino hotel.

Deldrick Shykil Fowler, 22, of DeQuincy, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Patricia Minaldi on one count of counterfeiting obligations to the United States. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the April 30, 2015 guilty plea, surveillance equipment was used to observe Fowler on August 12, 2014 at the Isle of Capri Casino in Lake Charles producing counterfeit $100 bills in a hotel room. Agents seized two counterfeit $100 bills, 16 uncut sheets of $100 bills, and 10 uncut sheets of $100 bills printed on only one side.

The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert C. Abendroth and Howard C. Parker prosecuted the case.

Updated February 29, 2016