- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A north Florida man has pleaded guilty to making and spending counterfeit bills.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville reported Tuesday that 47-year-old James Steven Hall faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each of two charges. He was indicted in May.

Authorities say Hall had counterfeit $10 and $20 bills hidden between the mattress and box spring of a hotel-room bed in Columbia County.

Detectives also found a paper cutter, a laptop, an inkjet printer and used printer cartridges.

Prosecutors say Hall admitted to making a few thousand dollars in counterfeit bills and passing some of the notes at Lake City businesses.

No date has been set for his sentencing.

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