Wilkinsburg Man Sentenced to Prison for Making and Passing Counterfeit Bills
Shawn Jones was sentenced in federal court.
Shawn V. Jones, 43, of 401 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg has been sentenced in federal court to one year and a day of incarceration on his conviction of making and passing counterfeit money.
U.S. District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the sentence on Jones. According to the information presented to the court, Jones made $1,000 in photocopied counterfeit federal reserve notes in $20 and $10 denominations from Dec. 9 through Dec. 12, 2011.
He pled guilty to passing counterfeit money at a local pub on Dec. 13, 2011.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
The U.S. Secret Service conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Jones.