Florence man sentenced for counterfeit money case

December 21, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Florence man will spend more than three years in federal prison for the role he played in a conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit money.

Joshua Ryan Nance, 28, was sentenced by United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell to 46 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of court-ordered supervision, according to a release from the US Attorney’s Office. There is no parole in the federal system.

“Evidence presented to the court showed that Nance was involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit $100 and $50 bills in multiple states, including South Carolina and North Carolina. This conspiracy, which began in 2015, included at least nine co-conspirators who were responsible for making and passing over $100,000 in counterfeit money,” according to the release.

“Nance and other conspirators manufactured counterfeit money at several residences in Florence. They produced counterfeit $100 bills on genuine currency paper, then visited various local businesses, where they would purchase small items or services with the counterfeit $100 bills in order to obtain genuine currency as change,” according to the release.

The case was investigated by the United States Secret Service with the assistance of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Florence Police Department.

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