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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nicholas Ross McCullen, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was convicted today for possessing counterfeit money, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

McCullen, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Posses Counterfeit Obligations.” McCullen admitted to having 50 counterfeit one hundred dollar bills. The crime occurred in Jefferson County in August 2015.

McCullen faces up to twenty years and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Secret Service and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

--DOJ Northern District of West Virginia