New Orleans Louisiana. The United States attorney's office said a Louisiana couple pleaded guilty to counterfeit charges on Thursday in New Orleans.
Gregory Richardson, 34, of LaPlace Louisiana and Kennikqua Phillips, 26, of New Orleans entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to pass counterfeit money before United States District Judge Triche Milazzo.
Court documents show Richardson recruited Phillips who was employed by Wal Mart to agree to accept counterfeit $50 and $100 Federal Reserve notes at her cash register for a trade of a VISA loadable debit card.
Richardson and Phillips face as a maximum punishment for their guilty plea is five years in prison, a fine up to $250,000 dollars and three years of supervised release. They will be sentenced on August 30 2012.
News source Lake Charles American Press and Associated Press.