- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Springfield man is awaiting sentencing for making tens of thousands of dollars in counterfeit money.

Thirty-one-year-old Wendel Stewart pleaded guilty last week in federal court to counterfeiting, passing counterfeit obligations and possessing electronic images for counterfeiting. The Springfield News-Leader (https://sgfnow.co/1aSsQeV) reports that he faces up to 30 years in prison on one count and 20 years on the other two, plus a fine of up to $1 million.

Authorities say he was washing one-dollar bills and printing images of larger denominations onto that paper.

Federal investigators searched Stewart’s apartment in December and found about $46,000 in counterfeit money, along with $1 bills that were in the process of having the ink removed.

Agents also found more than $7,000 in successfully passed counterfeit bills that Stewart had made.


Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

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