Greenville, South Carolina (STL.News) – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jessica A. Dishinger, age 24, of Greenville, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to manufacturing counterfeit money. United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs sentenced Dishinger to 48 months in federal prison, followed by three years of court-ordered supervision. This was Dishinger’s second federal counterfeiting conviction.
Evidence presented to the court established that in the summer of 2018, Dishinger passed counterfeit federal reserve notes at various locations throughout the Upstate of South Carolina. Based on a local investigation, Greenville City Police officers developed probable cause and executed a search warrant on Dishinger’s home. Officers located in Dishinger’s bedroom resume paper, a paper cutter, and a deskjet printer—all of which are commonly used to manufacture counterfeit money. In addition, officers found multiple counterfeit federal reserve notes hidden throughout the premises. Dishinger manufactured the counterfeit notes to help fund her consumption of methamphetamine.
The case was investigated by agents with the Greenville City Police Department and the United States Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Bill Watkins of the Greenville office prosecuted the case.