Three Lexington residents have been indicted on federal charges of producing counterfeit money in their home and trying to spend the fake cash at local businesses.
A printer, a paper cutter, parchment paper and $1,975 in fake money was seized from a house on Dayton Avenue, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Lexington.
The indictment charges that last October, Tristan Thompson tried to spend counterfeit $10 and $5 bills at several Lexington businesses, including a fast food restaurant, motel and drugstore. Thompson spent $186 worth of fake bills, the indictment stated.
Robert Dennis Mandeville and Shannon Amber Webb had produced the counterfeit bills in their home with the printer and parchment paper. Webb was found to have $867 in counterfeit bills in her wallet; $1,794 was found in the house, the indictment said.
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Mandeville and Webb also were indicted on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
Mandeville, a convicted felon, was found to possess a stolen .40-caliber pistol, and Webb was found to have a stolen .25-caliber pistol, according to the indictment.
The maximum sentences range from 10 to 20 years for each count. The maximum fines range from $250,000 to a million dollars for each count.