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Sioux Falls counterfeiter sentenced to 2 years in prison

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls man accused of making counterfeit money has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay $320 in restitution.

Carlos Ambriz, 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury in January and pleaded guilty in March.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Ambriz last December used a computer and printer to make fake $5 and $20 bills that he passed at various Sioux Falls businesses. Johnson says Ambriz used some of the bogus bills to pay for a hotel room where he intended to make more counterfeit money, but a hotel clerk detected the phony bills and called police.

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