Lafayette man pleads guilty to counterfeiting $100 bills; could face 20 years in prison
POSTED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 3:04am
LAFAYETTE, LA (NBC33) — A Lafayette man pleaded guilty to charges of counterfeiting. If convicted he could face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley announced on Tuesday, July 30 that Brandon Lee Landry, 31, of Maurice, admitted to counterfeiting $100 bills. It happened between August 2012 and September 2012.
According to reports, officers found a number of uncut sheets of printed counterfeit $100 bills, an all-in-one printer, scanner, copier and numerous high-quality individual counterfeit $100 bills. All of the evidence was located in Landry’s vehicle.
Investigators learned that six of the bills located in his vehicle matched the counterfeit bills that were used to purchase items around the Acadiana area.
Landry printed more than 59 counterfeit bills and admitted to passing the bills at area stores.
A sentencing date has not bee set.