WACO (March 28, 2013)--An area man and woman who were co-defendants in a counterfeit case both were sentenced to prison time Wednesday in federal court.
U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith, Jr., sentenced William Wade Koerth to serve one year and one day in federal prison, to be followed by three years supervised release, and ordered him to pay $1,534.49 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the court.
Smith then sentenced Brandi Kaye Anderson to serve two years in federal prison, to be followed by five years on supervised release, and ordered her to pay $16,342.62 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the court.
Documents presented in court during a plea hearing on Dec. 13, 2012, show Waco police, along with U.S. Secret Service agents began an investigation in July during which evidence was recovered from a trashcan that indicated the two, along with another man, were manufacturing counterfeit checks, currency and identification documents.
A search warrant served at a Waco residence led to the recovery of computers, different types of computer media and counterfeit documents.
Also in July police were sent to a Waco Walmart store where clerks said a man had tried to cash a fake $975.25 check that was drawn on an account that named the Waco Regional Airport.
Other checks recovered were drawn on Stanley Ford in McGregor.
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