Albany man pleads to possession of counterfeit money

Albany man pleads to possession of counterfeit money

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Kirkland P. Coleman, Jr., 23 of Albany, pled guilty to Passing Counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes before District Court Judge W. Louis Sands in Albany, yesterday, according to Charles E. Peeler, U. S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

Coleman could get 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both.  He will be sentenced on October 25.

He admitted to buying iPhones on two occasions from Albany residents knowingly using counterfeit currency.  Those people tried to buy items, only to have businesses refuse the money as counterfeit, and contact the police.

This case was investigated by the Albany Police Department, the Dougherty County Police Department, and the United States Secret Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Jim Crane prosecuted the case for the United States.

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