Wood County woman pleads guilty to counterfeiting

Posted by Morgan Chesky

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) – A 41-year-old Holly Lake Ranch, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Dana Michelle Blackburn pleaded guilty to making counterfeit $100 bills today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith K. Guthrie.

According to information presented in court, Blackburn admitted to making approximately one hundred $100 bills by copying the notes on a printer.  Some of the bills were passed in the Upshur County area.  Blackburn and another woman were indicted in February 2010 and charged with counterfeiting violations.

Blackburn faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

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