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07/11/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/11/2018 14:45

Florence Resident Sentenced in Federal Court for Manufacturing and Passing Counterfeit Money

Columbia, South Carolina ---- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Shadrick Jarmarcus Jett, age 27, of Florence, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court in Florence for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit money, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Bryan Harwell of Florence sentenced Jett to 18 months' imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.

The evidence presented at the guilty plea hearing established that Jett was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit $100 and $50 bills in multiple states including South Carolina and North Carolina. This conspiracy, which began in 2015, included at least nine codefendants who were responsible for making and passing over $100,000 in counterfeit money.

Jett was directly involved in making counterfeit. In fact, he was found in possession of a genuine $100 'parent note' used to print counterfeit $100 bills when his car was stopped and searched by the Florence County Sheriff's Office after a short chase. During the search of Jett's car deputies found the genuine parent note along with eleven completed counterfeit $100 bills and over 450 uncut partial images of counterfeit $100 bills all bearing the same serial number as the recovered parent note. Secret Service determined that 230 counterfeit $100 bills bearing this same serial number were passed beginning in June of 2017.

The case was investigated by agents of United States Secret Service with the assistance of the Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Florence Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham of the Florence office prosecuted the case.

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