GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say two people have pleaded guilty to money-laundering and using counterfeit $100 bills to purchase items at Lowe’s stores in three states and return the items for cash.
Prosecutors say 26-year-old Brittany Ann Jackson of Biloxi and 24-year-old Dontrelle Deshaun Sanford of Hattiesburg entered the pleas Tuesday in federal court in Gulfport.
Prosecutors say in a news release that Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to pass counterfeit U.S. currency and Sanford pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 20.
Jackson faces a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Sanford faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.
Stores involved were in Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.
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