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Wilkes-Barre man charged in counterfeiting scheme

August 06. 2013 6:22PM
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WILKES-BARRE — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today the filing of a felony information in U.S. District Court in Scranton charging Fabian Forbes, 23, of Wilkes-Barre, with a conspiracy to deal in counterfeit money.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the information charges that Forbes conspired with others in a scheme that involved the bleaching of genuine $1 federal reserve notes for the purpose of printing over those notes with a genuine $100 federal reserve note.

The information charges that Forbes engaged in this activity from December 2012 through June 2013. The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service.

Forbes faces a maximum five years’ imprisonment.

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