Man admits passing counterfeit bills

2010-03-20T00:00:00Z Man admits passing counterfeit billsAP Montana Standard
March 20, 2010 12:00 am  • 

BILLINGS (AP) - A 24-year-old illegal immigrant has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he passed more than $12,000 in

counterfeit money in Billings and Great Falls last year.

Victor Raul Andia pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to pass counterfeit currency and to counterfeiting. U.S. Magistrate Carolyn Ostby of Billings says she will recommend that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull accept Andia's guilty pleas.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Fehr says businesses in Billings and Great Falls began receiving the counterfeit $100 bills in March 2009. The counterfeit money was made in Peru.

Andia was identified as a suspect through surveillance photos from businesses.

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    Opportunity_Son - March 22, 2010 6:36 pm

    You're absolutely right Roadwarrior, the correct term is "illegal alien". I too, grow tired of the politically correct mass-media refering to this group of people as "immigrants". It's almost as if they're trying to imply the current invasion of our nation by these people is somehow less-illegal if we refer to them as immigrants and it's making me sick. Do the American people collectively no-longer have any back-bone? Personally, I hope they deport this illegal alien along with all of his illegal alien buddies!!

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    ROADWARRIOR - March 20, 2010 7:05 am

    Why do they insist on calling them "illegal immigrants"?They are "illegal aliens" invading our country and bringing their ciminal ways and attitudes with them.But the most stupid thing is , is that we let them keep comming and do nothing about it!

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