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Ohio Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Pass Counterfeit $100 Bills at Western PA Stores

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

PITTSBURGH, PA – An Ohio resident has been sentenced in federal court to time served plus one day, approximately two months incarceration, and three years supervised release with the immediate condition of residency in an inpatient drug treatment up to twelve months, on his conviction of conspiracy to utter and pass counterfeit Federal Reserve notes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Court Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed sentence on Joshua Kinney, 29, of Columbus, Ohio.

In connection with the sentencing, the court was advised that it was a part of the conspiracy that Kinney and his co-conspirators obtained counterfeit Federal Reserve notes in the denomination of $100 dollars in Ohio and transported the counterfeit Federal Reserve notes into the Western District of Pennsylvania. It was further a part of the conspiracy that on numerous occasions Kinney and his co-conspirators passed, and attempted to pass, counterfeit $100 bills at various retail store locations in the Western District of Pennsylvania and received legitimate currency as change.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

The United States Secret Service, the Scott Township Police Department, the North Fayette Police Department, and the Bethel Park Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the conviction in this case.

Updated November 15, 2018

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