32-Year-Old Louisiana Man Sentenced to Federal Prison For Producing and Possessing Counterfeit Money

By Calcasieu Staff
Published May 08, 2023

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32-Year-Old Louisiana Man Sentenced to Federal Prison For Producing and Possessing Counterfeit Money

Louisiana – A 32-year-old man from Louisiana has been sentenced to federal prison for producing and possessing counterfeit money.

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that Thor Teal, 32, of Walker, Louisiana, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison by Judge John W. deGravelles following his convictions for producing and possessing counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. The Court also condemned Teal to three years of supervised release following his prison term and ordered that all instruments used in the commission of this offense be forfeited.

Teal made and had over 48 counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) in the Middle District of Louisiana, according to confessions made as part of his guilty plea. On October 27, 2021, law enforcement recovered over $4,800 in counterfeit $100 FRNs and items used to manufacture counterfeit FRNs from his vehicle and home, including six sheets of counterfeit security strips (found in $100 FRNs), two printers (one with marks to assist in making FRNs), boxes of linen paper, several printer cartridges, a paper cutter, and spray starch. When questioned about the items, Teal revealed to investigators that he had been producing the counterfeit FRNs for several months and described how he did it.

The United States Secret Service and the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jessica M.P. Thornhill.