Covering Kentucky

Dec 7, 2012 3:18 PM

Northern Kentuckians Sentenced For Passing Counterfeit Money At Businesses

Two individuals who previously admitted they used counterfeit money at northern Kentucky laundromats were sentenced Thursday to federal prison.

U.S. District Court Judge David L. Bunning sentenced 34-year-old Shannon Stephany of Ludlow, Ky., to 40 months and 24-year-old Bradley Wilson of Newport, Ky., to 15 months for counterfeiting U.S. Currency. Judge Bunning cited each defendant's lengthy criminal history as a factor in determining the sentences.

Stephany admitted that in December of last year he and Wilson worked together to make counterfeit money. According to their plea agreements, both defendants used a total of approximately $910 at laundromats in Newport, Ky., and Southgate, Ky.

Wilson and Stephany pleaded guilty to the charge in August 2012. Under federal law, both defendants must serve at least 85 percent of their prison sentences, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office.

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