Two Plead Guilty in Money Laundering Scheme

Gulfport, Miss.

Two people in Mississippi have pleaded guilty to counterfeiting and money laundering charges.

Brittany Ann Jackson, 26, of Biloxi, and Dontrelle Deshaun Sanford, 24, of Hattiesburg, admitted passing counterfeit currency and conspiring to commit money laundering.

According to the indictment, the defendants would purchase items with counterfeit money at Lowe’s stores in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The defendants would then return the items to the stores and receive genuine money for the refunds.

Their sentencing is set for Nov. 20 before United States District Judge Sul Ozerden. Jackson faces a maximum penalty of 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. Sanford faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.