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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rochester Man Sentenced For Making Counterfeit Currency

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Adrian Clemons, 34, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of counterfeiting United States currency, was sentenced to one year in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who handled the case, stated that between January 2013 and March 2013, Clemons created more than $10,000 in counterfeit $50 and $20 bills using a scanner and a printer. The defendant then sold the counterfeit bills to others to pass at local stores in Rochester as genuine currency. Victims of the scam also included individuals who had advertised personal items for sale.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by Special Agents of the Secret Service, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge C. Todd Laster.

Updated May 6, 2015