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07/29/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/29/2021 14:41

New York Woman Sentenced To 10 Months’ Imprisonment For Counterfeit Currency

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on July 29, 2021, Courtney Murray, age 23, of Slingerlands, New York, was sentenced to 10 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release, by United States District Judge Robert D. Mariani, for conspiring to pass counterfeit currency.

According to Acting United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Murray pleaded guilty to conspiring with her codefendant, Rashaun Ferguson, to passing and attempting to pass approximately $14,000 of counterfeit currency between September 2019 and April 2020. The conduct occurred at multiple retail locations throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. The conspirators also were found with fake identification, fraudulent credit card equipment, and marijuana.

Ferguson also pleaded guilty to conspiring to pass counterfeit currency, and is awaiting sentencing.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service and various state and local police departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo prosecuted the case.

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