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Two men face 20 years in prison for counterfeiting currency

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 21-year-old San Diego man on Thursday admitted making fake $5, $10 and $20 bills by scanning and printing real money on his computer.

Kevin J. Cave, who pleaded guilty to a federal charge of manufacturing counterfeit United States currency, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced
Dec. 5 by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns.

Also on Thursday, prosecutors announced that a retail store cashier, Erik R. Wallen, pleaded guilty Monday to passing about $31,500 in counterfeit currency through the store over the past several years.

Wallen, 32, admitted that he printed the counterfeit United States currency from an electronic image of a genuine $100 bill that he scanned on to his computer.

He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced Jan. 9 by U.S. District Judge Thomas Whelan.

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