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Counterfeiter who spent fake $20s at Walmart, Home Depot gets prison

 

Krystal Rains was sentenced to 3 to 6 years for making phony $20 bills.

Counterfeiter Krystal Rains was sentenced to three to six years in prison Tuesday for forging her own $20 bills and then going shopping.

Rains, 34, of Kenmore, passed the homemade money in September 2017 and was arrested in January in Texas. After her extradition, she pleaded guilty to six counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the first degree, one count of possession of a forged device and one count of grand larceny in the fourth degree.

Justice John L. Michalski ordered Rains' six sentences of three to six years on the most serious charge to run concurrent with a sentence of two to four years for having a forged device and a year and a half to three years for the larceny.

Prosecutors said investigators found templates in her home for printing $20 bills and that she spent the money at Walmart, Home Depot, CVS and other stores. Rains already had three prior felony convictions and one probation revocation on her record.

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