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Monday, August 18, 2014

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Currency


BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Novel Rogers, 26, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of selling counterfeit currency, was sentenced to time served and three months home confinement by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney MaryEllen Kresse, who handled the case, stated that during an approximately two month period in 2013, Rogers manufactured over $20,000 in counterfeit currency. The defendant then sold approximately $6,000 of the currency with the intent that it be passed as true and genuine.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Special Agents from the United States Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Tracy Gast.
Updated November 19, 2014