Counterfeiter sentenced in Jacksonville


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 32-year-old Jacksonville man has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for passing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes.

As part of the sentence, Timothy Deante Burroughs was also ordered to pay restitution to the various businesses that he had defrauded. 

According to court documents, in November and December 2014, Burroughs entered various businesses in Jacksonville and passed counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes. On Dec. 1, 2014, he entered a Publix and passed counterfeit FRN. Upon being confronted by Publix employees, Burroughs fled the store on foot. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office soon located Burroughs at a nearby Motel 6 hotel room and detained him. A search of the room resulted in the recovery of additional counterfeit $100 FRN.

This case was investigated by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the United States Secret Service, Jacksonville Field Office.