COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) - A man from Florence was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit money.
A press release from Sherri A. Lydon, the United States Attorney for the district of South Carolina, says 27-year-old Shadrick Jarmarcus Jett was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.
The release says "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."
According to the release, Jett "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 release also says this case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service with assistance from the Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Florence Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney A. Bradley Parham prosecuted the case.
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