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Last of 3 counterfeiting suspects sentenced in SD

  • Associated Press
  • February 3, 2014 - 10:15 AM

PIERRE, S.D. — A Florida man who pleaded guilty to passing counterfeit $100 bills in South Dakota has been sentenced.

Twenty-two-year-old Rafiq McDonald, of Orlando, Fla., was sentenced to six months in federal custody. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says McDonald will serve the sentence at the same time as a state sentence in Wisconsin. McDonald also was ordered to pay $400 in restitution.

Johnson says McDonald and two accomplices passed bogus bills at various businesses in Sioux Falls in December 2012. Co-defendants Macquillie Woodard of Minneapolis and Timothy Oben of Eau Claire, Wis., earlier pleaded guilty. Woodard was sentenced to 10 months and Oben two years behind bars.

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