Florence men plead guilty to counterfeit securities
From the US States Attorney's Office:
United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Eduardo Nelson, age 27, James Quashaun Scott, age 27, both of Dillon, SC, and Tyquann Baccus, age 20, of Florence, SC, pled guilty this week in federal court in Florence, to conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit securities, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Terry L. Wooten of Florence accepted the pleas and will impose sentences after he has reviewed the presentence reports which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Nelson and Alex Brown, who had previously entered a guilty plea, manufactured counterfeit checks drawn on various businesses. Scott, Baccus, and Arbrae Kelly, Kelly having previously pled guilty, and others, then obtained identification cards from the department of motor vehicles in various parts of South Carolina, to make it appear they were local to those areas so it would be easier to cash the counterfeit checks. Nelson and Brown provided the checks to Baccus, Scott, Kelly and others and transported them to various locations in South Carolina. After the checks were cashed, they split the proceeds.
Mr. Nettles stated the maximum penalty Nelson, Scott, and Baccus can receive is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment for 5 years, plus a special assessment of $100.00.
The case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney William E. Day, II of the Florence office handled the case.
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