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2 plead guilty to passing counterfeit money

Darius A. Lankford (Source: Poplar Bluff PD) Darius A. Lankford (Source: Poplar Bluff PD)
Terry D. Hester, Jr. (Source: Poplar Bluff PD) Terry D. Hester, Jr. (Source: Poplar Bluff PD)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Two men have pleaded guilty to passing counterfeit money in several counties of southeast Missouri.

According to the US attorney's office, eastern district, Darius A. Lankford, 29, of Huntsville, Alabama pleaded guilty to four felony counts of passing counterfeit currency.

Terry D. Hester, Jr., 28, of Poplar Bluff pleaded guilty to five felony counts of passing counterfeit currency.

Both appeared before US District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. on Wednesday.

According to the US attorney's office the following purchases were made using counterfeit bills:

-On October 5, 2011, Hester used 20 counterfeit $20 bills at the Champs Store in the West Park Mall at Cape Girardeau.

-That same day,  Hester and Lankford passed $100 in counterfeit money, consisting of five counterfeit $20 bills at the Goody's store in Sikeston.

-On October 6, 2011, Hester and Lankford used eight counterfeit $10 bills at the Wal-Mart Store in Poplar Bluff.

-At 1:30 a.m. seven counterfeit $10 bills were used by Hester and Lankford. They bought $141.94 in merchandise and paid with two $20 bills and the rest with $10 bills, including the seven counterfeit $10 FRNs.

-On that same day, four counterfeit $20 bills were used by Hester and Lankford at the Save-A-Lot in Dexter.

-Again, on October 6, seven counterfeit $20 bills were passed by the two at the Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant in Sikeston.

The maximum punishment for each defendant is 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each count.

Sentencing has been set for June 27, 2012.

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