Two Plead Guilty to Yard Sale Scam

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Two men have pleaded guilty to passing fake $100 bills at a 2011 yard sale in Tupelo.

Terry Brown of Huntingdon, Tenn., and Anthony Jones of Birmingham, Ala., entered the pleas this week in federal court in Aberdeen to one count each of passing counterfeit notes.

Each faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. No sentencing date has been set.

Brown and Jones were arrested in August 2011 on accusations they purchased merchandise at several yard sales and paid for it with fake U.S. currency.

They were indicted on four counts each later in August and were scheduled to go to trial Monday.

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