A man who was found to be in possession of more than $2,600 in counterfeit bills has been sentenced to serve 16 months behind bars.
He will, however, receive credit for the 465 days he served at the San Mateo County Jail while his case was being decided.
San Mateo Police Department officials say the suspect was taken into custody in August 2015, after the suspect and his wife were in a rollover collision.
When officers arrived at the scene, they saw quite a bit of cash was scattered throughout the cabin. Police were quick to suspect the bills were counterfeit due to their texture and color.
Further investigation uncovered more than a dozen lock-picking tools and even more counterfeit money.
Investigators haven’t indicated if anyone else was arrested in connection with the crime; it’s not immediately clear if the defendant has a prior history of arrest.
Original article: Man receives 16 months prison for counterfeiting money