Kingsford woman sentenced
IRON MOUNTAIN — A Kingsford woman who admitted using counterfeit $20 bills at Iron Mountain-Kingsford area businesses now has the opportunity to avoid a felony conviction after receiving a delayed sentence Monday in Dickinson County Circuit Court.
If 23-year-old Amanda Jo Rose can successfully complete one year of probation, she won’t have a charge of felony uttering and publishing counterfeit bills or notes on her record. She also received credit for 15 days already served in the Dickinson County Jail.
Rose previously pleaded guilty to the felony as part of a plea agreement.
She and another person ordered the counterfeit money through the internet and then passed the fake bills at local businesses between November and March to buy food and gas, according to the criminal complaint and previous courtroom testimony.
Two of the stores were Little Caesar’s and Holiday gas station, according to previous testimony.
The other person involved is from a foreign country, had overstayed his visa and was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol, the initial press release on the matter stated.
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