Women plead guilty to making & spending counterfeit money

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BENTON, IL (KTVI) – Two Marshall Illinois women plead guilty to making and spending counterfeit cash.  Michelle Welcher, 40, and Mandy Tingley, 33, are accused of doing the crimes between August 29th to September 3, 2012, in and around Clark County.

The two are formally charged with charging them with conspiring to make and pass counterfeit United States currency and possession of counterfeit currency.  Sentencing is set for the duo on December 6th at the United States District Courthouse in Benton.  They each face up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of parole for the conspiracy charges.  For posession they face up to 20 years in proson,  a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release.