Virginia Man Sentenced For Passing Counterfeit U.S. Currency

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HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on May 25, 2022, Dale Richard Estep II, age 35, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to two years of probation, four of those months on home confinement, for passing counterfeit U.S. currency. 

According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, Estep passed counterfeit currency at the Sheetz, Sunoco, and Rutters gas stations along the I-81 and US 15 corridors in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York Counties between May 12-14, 2019. 

Judge Rambo ordered Estep to pay restitution in the amount of $3,300 as follows:

  • $2,650 to Sheetz, Claysburg, PA;
  • $500 to Sunoco A+, Dillsburg, PA; and
  • $150 to Rutters, Dillsburg, PA.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service, Harrisburg Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby prosecuted the case.

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