Charleston man accused of using $100 counterfeit bills

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A Charleston man was indicted in court for using counterfeit $100 bills.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles said that 61-year-old William Earl Turner was charged in a one count indictment with passing counterfeit currency.

Also charged in the indictment was 43-year-old Darren DeWayne Brown of Holly Hill and 20-year-old Shana Shade Parker of Adams Runs. The indictment alleges that from December 2010 through January 2011, Brown, Parker and Turner, with intent to defraud, passed counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes.

Nettles said the maximum penalty that Brown, Parker and Turner could receive is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment of 20 years.

Nettles stated that the case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service and that he has assigned the case to Assistant United States Attorney Rhett DeHart of the Charleston office for prosecution.

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