facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Atlanta counterfeiter pleads guilty

Nov. 23, 2011 at 3:41 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- An Atlanta man has admitted in federal court he created $1.2 million in counterfeit money by turning $5 bills into $100 bills.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Vincent Gerome Rome Jr., 25, pleaded guilty to counterfeiting Monday in U.S. District Court. He also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He is to be sentenced Feb. 7.

"This defendant may have used an old-fashioned method to make counterfeit currency, but he made a staggering amount," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said in a statement Tuesday.

Prosecutors said Rome spent two years bleaching $5 bills white, then running the bills through printing presses to make them into $100 bills. He then sold the fake bills to other people.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback