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3rd man pleads guilty in counterfeit money scheme

Timothy Malden, 44, faces up to 20 years imprisonment

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A third man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aiding and abetting the passing of counterfeit money.

According to the Department of Justice, Timothy Larry Malden, 44, began making counterfeit $20 and $100 bills in August 2013.

The DOJ said after the cash was made, Christopher Jon Kirkland, 41, and William Brinkley Jr., 35, who also pleaded guilty to the same offenses in June 2014, would then go to various businesses in Florida and Georgia and pass the fake money.

The men also returned fraudulently obtained merchandise in order to get real currency, according to the DOJ.

Between August 2013 and December 2013, the three men passed or attempted to pass approximately $32,600 in counterfeit money, officials said.

Malden, Kirkland and Brinkley each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. No sentencing dates have been set yet.