Summary table of sentences in counterfeiting cases (by province) BRITISH COLUMBIA R. v. Crocker 2011 BCSC 1801 DESCRIPTION Following the arrest of Mr. Crocker, the police found $165,010.00 in counterfeit Canadian bank notes, $1,900.00 in counterfeit U.S. notes, and various instruments used for making counterfeit money. On sentencing, the judge considered the following aggravating factors: the large amount of material and equipment necessary to manufacture counterfeit money, the fact that Mr. Crocker was running a marijuanagrowing operation in a residential apartment, the dangerous manner in which he fled in his car when the police attempted to place him under arrest, and Mr. Crocker’s possession of a significant number of letter mail belonging to other individuals. With respect to mitigating factors, the judge took into account the remorse that Mr. Crocker expressed and his guilty plea. SENTENCE A 3 years prison term for making counterfeit money and one year for all of the other offences, for a total of 48 months of imprisonment. (48 months minus 20 months of time served). The judge also stated that case law recognized the extremely negative consequences that counterfeit money has on the acceptance and use of money by the community and by businesses. The judge also stressed that the difference between Mr. Crocker’s case and that of Mr. Lindt, who received a conditional sentence, was the fact that Mr. Crocker committed several offences after his first arrest. R. v. Homeniuk 2011 BCPC 114 (CanLII) Ms. Homeniuk pleaded guilty to the four following counts: three counts for uttering counterfeit money and one count for possession of counterfeit US currency. Ms. Homeniuk was found in possession of one counterfeit US $50 bill. She also uttered a few $50 bills of counterfeit Canadian currency. Ms. Homeniuk was the common law partner of Mr. Lindt (see decision below). She had no priors. A 3-month conditional sentence 15 month probation R. v. Lindt 2011 BCPC 113 (CanLII) M. Lindt pleaded guilty to the following counts: (1) making counterfeit money, (2) possession of counterfeit US currency, (3) possession of equipment for the purpose of making counterfeit money. In relation to counts (2) and (3), Mr. Lindt was jointly accused with Mr. McGaw (see decision below). Mr. Lindt made at least $96, 200 of counterfeit US currency and $129,450 of counterfeit Canadian currency. Mr. Lindt had priors of fraud, and assault causing bodily harm. A 2-year less a day conditional sentence R. v. McGaw 2010 BCPC 422 (CanLII) Mr. McGaw pleaded guilty at the preliminary hearing to the following offences: possession of counterfeit Canadian currency and counterfeit US currency, and possession of equipment for the purpose of making counterfeit money. Mr. McGaw was observed purchasing three ink cartridges. In doing so he breached his recognizance. He was arrested on May 13 while in a motor vehicle with his father. $77,400 in counterfeit US currency was found in the motor vehicle, as well as a cutting device, a continuous ink system and other paraphernalia used to make counterfeit currency. A 36-month prison term (2 months prison term plus 34 months for time served) In total, $96,200 in counterfeit US currency and 129,450 in counterfeit Canadian currency were seized. Mr. McGaw had previous convictions, which included a 2006 sentence for possession of counterfeit money for which he received 75 days of imprisonment. R. v. Wallden 2007 BCPC 122 (CanLII) Mr. Wallden pleaded guilty to a charge of making counterfeit money. The operation was very sophisticated. An amount of $19,000 in counterfeit money was seized. R. v. Goruk 2007 BCPC 219 (CanLII) Mr. Goruk pleaded guilty to several offences: making counterfeit money, possessing counterfeit money, possessing equipment for the purposes of making counterfeit money, and possession of marijuana and cocaine. The police seized Can$32,430 and US$261, as well as equipment typically used in counterfeiting: computers, scanners, printers, special paper, etc. Mr. Goruk admitted to having printed approximately $200,000. A 22-month prison term (6 months prison term plus 16 months for time served) A 12-month probation A 5-year, 2month prison term plus 10 months for time served, amounting to a total of 6 years Mr. Goruk was 52 years old and had been in and out of jail most of his adult life for property and drug-related offences and for crimes of violence. He had already served several long sentences, including four years for making counterfeit money in 1999. R. v. Sponaugle 2006 BCPC 127 (CanLII) Mr. Sponaugle pleaded guilty to several charges of possessing counterfeit money. Along with five other persons, he was involved in uttering counterfeit Canadian and U.S. bank notes. Approximately $6,000 was circulated. Mr. Sponaugle had a long criminal record, but no related prior convictions. A 2-year prison term R. v. Grozell 2004 BCPC 502 (CanLII) Mr. Grozell pleaded guilty to several offences, including possessing, uttering, and making counterfeit money, impersonation, and fraudulent use of credit card data. The police seized a portable computer, an ink-jet printer, Can$7,500 uncut bank notes, and Can$1,900 and US$1,190 bank notes. A 26-month prison term plus 12 months for time served, amounting to a total of 38 months *ratio greater than two for one Mr. Grozell was also arrested on another occasion. A search of his vehicle yielded, among other things, the following counterfeit bank notes: six Can$100, two Can$5, one Can$20, and one US$20. In addition, a portable computer with images of various denominations, a photocopier, and other equipment associated with making counterfeit money were found at his residence. R. v. Le 1993 CanLII 1882 (BC C.A.) Mr. Le was found guilty of possessing and uttering counterfeit money. He had 24 counterfeit bank notes in his possession. Mr. Le was a painter for 30 years and had no criminal record. He was supporting his wife and two children. A 9-month prison term R. v. Bernsten (1988) B.C.J. 1180 Mr. Bernsten uttered a US$20 bill and was found in possession of 11 other counterfeit bank notes. Mr. Bernsten was 25 years old. He had no criminal record and held a regular job. A 6-month prison term The trial judge’s sentence was upheld on appeal. R. v. Leung (1985) B.C.J. No. 2165 (B.C.C.A.) ALBERTA Three defendants with no criminal records pleaded guilty to several offences of possessing counterfeit traveller’s cheques and money, uttering fraudulent traveller’s cheques, and using forged documents. A 2-year prison term (1st and 3rd defendant) The first defendant was found in possession of counterfeit traveller’s cheques with a value of US$65,000 and US$1,600. The second defendant cashed US$5,500 in counterfeit traveller’s cheques in 11 banks. The third defendant was in possession of an unspecified amount of counterfeit money. A 2-year and 3-month consecutive prison terms (2nd defendant) DESCRIPTION SENTENCE R. v. Paolinelli 2004 CanLII 53858 (A.B.P.C.) Mr. Paolinelli pleaded guilty to the charges of possessing and making US$100,000 in counterfeit money. He also pleaded guilty to several other offences. The police seized computers, scanners, printers, and various pieces of equipment that had been used to make counterfeit money. Mr. Paolinelli was 23 years old, held a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and was the father of two children. His criminal record included a 90-day prison sentence, handed down in 2004, for uttering counterfeit money. A 36-month prison term (30 months plus 6 months for time served) *ratio greater than two for one R. v. Christophersen 2002 ABPC 173 CanLII Mr. Christophersen pleaded guilty to several charges: (10-04-2001) fraudulently making a counterfeit birth certificate, forging an Alberta Health Care Card, and forging an Alberta driver’s license. A 44-month prison term (18-01-2002) possessing counterfeit money and possessing equipment for purposes of making counterfeit money. (20-02-2002) failed to appear in court. (25-08-2002) possession of a counterfeit mark, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, possession of an instrument or other writing intended to commit forgery, and possession of stolen insurance slips. 6 months (10-04-2001) 18 months consecutive (18-01-2002) 8 months consecutive Possession of a counterfeit mark 12 months consecutive Firearm SASKATCHEWAN DESCRIPTION SENTENCE R. v. Gibson Provincial Court of Saskatchewan December 23 2010 M. Gibson pleaded guilty to the four following counts: obtaining counterfeit money, being in possession of counterfeit money, uttering counterfeit money, and conspiring to utter counterfeit money. He also pleaded guilty to counts relating to firearms and to many counts of theft. Mr. Gibson uttered $1600 of counterfeit money to purchase a television. Mr. Gibson also gave counterfeit money to several individuals in exchange for real money. Mr. Gibson was jointly accused with 4 other individuals. A 36-month prison term (24 months for the counterfeit offences) R. v. Hayden 2006 CanLII 59807 (SK P.C.) Mr. Hayden and three other individuals were apprehended in a stolen vehicle. Mr. Hayden was found to be in possession of a scanner, a printer, a CD with images of a $100 bank note (front and back), and seven counterfeit $100 bills. Mr. Hayden was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of counterfeit money. He was 26 years old and had been found guilty 24 times, including once for possession of counterfeit money. A 30-month prison term (25 months plus 5 months for time served) R. v. Grant 2005 CanLII 24605 (SK P.C.) Mr. Grant pleaded guilty to the following charges: making counterfeit money, possessing counterfeit money, possessing equipment designed for making counterfeit money, and possessing cannabis in an amount not exceeding 30 grams. Mr. Grant had a long criminal record including several property offences. An 18-month prison term (30 days for possession of cannabis, concurrent) R. v. Rafuse 2004 SKCA 161 (CanLII) Mr. Rafuse was a passenger in an automobile intercepted by the RCMP. The police found five counterfeit $100 bills in Mr. Rafuse’s wallet. He also provided a false identification at the time of his arrest. A 12-month prison term (6 months for possession of counterfeit money and 6 months for identity theft, served consecutively) Mr. Rafuse was 21 years old and had been convicted some 20 times, but had no related prior offences. He was on probation at the time of his arrest. The trial judge sentenced him to 12 months of prison on the charge of possession and 6 months served consecutively for identity theft, in addition to the 3½ months for time served. The Court of Appeal reduced the sentence for possession of counterfeit money to 6 months, but did not change the sentence for identity theft. R. v. Lussier 2004 CanLII 52845 (SK P.C.) Mr. Lussier pleaded guilty to charges of possessing two counterfeit US$100 bills and two counterfeit traveller’s cheques, and of uttering a counterfeit $100 bill. Mr. Lussier was released on bail at the time of his arrest. Since 1993, he had been found guilty on 35 occasions, primarily of property offences. A 7½-month prison term (6 months plus 6 weeks for time served) MANITOBA DESCRIPTION SENTENCE R. v. Vetesnik 2006 CanLII 57315 (MB P.C.) Mr. Vetesnik pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing equipment for purposes of making counterfeit money and to the charge of making counterfeit $50 and $100 bills. Mr. Vetesnik participated in a very sophisticated operation that notably included the making and uttering of approximately $87,000 in counterfeit money. A 5-year prison term (3 years plus 2 years for time served) Mr. Vetesnik was 27 years old and had a very long criminal record. His prior convictions included forgery, credit card theft, and uttering counterfeit money in 1998. He committed additional criminal activities until 2001, when he was sentenced to 2 years for possession of a controlled substance for purposes of trafficking. These recent convictions were the first since 2001. ONTARIO DESCRIPTION SENTENCE R. v. Bernard Ontario Superior Court 21 04 2010 Mr. Bernard was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the public and of mischief. Mr. Bernard and his accomplice, Mr. Reid, paid persons, principally young women, to purchase goods in large stores using counterfeit money. Subsequently, the goods were returned and converted into legitimate currency. A 30-month prison term consecutive to the current sentence January 15, 2010, the defendants pleaded guilty to an array of offences, including conspiracy to make counterfeit money, and possession of equipment for the purpose of making counterfeit money. Mr. Bawania also pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of counterfeit money. Mr. Bawania A 12-year prison term (9 years plus 36 months for time served) Mr. Ejtehad An 8-year prison term (5 years plus 36 months for time served) R. v. Bawania and Ejtehad 2010 Ontario Court of Justice The investigation called OPHIR II showed that the group, which included the two accused, was involved in many clandestine counterfeit activities. During sentencing, the judge took into account the following factors: the police seized 4.2 million of counterfeit Canadian currency, the two accused were waiting for their sentence in another case called OPHIR I, the complexity and scope of the illegal operation, and the professional quality of the counterfeit bills. R. v. Bawania, Ejtehad and Jani 2009 Ontario Court of Justice February 25, 2008, the three accused pleaded guilty to several offences for participating in an illegal operation of making counterfeit money. The investigation, which was very complex, lasted 10 months and involved an undercover cop who bought $125,000 of counterfeit money. In total, 383,634 counterfeit notes for a value of 6 765,770 were taken out of circulation. A 48-month prison term (18 months plus 36 for time served) 6 consecutive months for breach of recognizance R. v. Mihalkov 2009 ONCA 154 Mr. Mihalkov was a partner in an operation that made $3.1 million of counterfeit money. After being charged and committed for trial, he belatedly pleaded guilty to counts of conspiracy to make counterfeit money, conspiracy to possess counterfeit money, and possession of credit cards and social insurance cards. Mr. Mihalkov was a young man with a clean record. An 18-month prison term plus 30 months for time served, amounting to a total of 48 months Mr. Mihalkov was a young man with a clean record. The judge emphasized denunciation and deterrence in determining the sentence. R. v. Ijam 2007 ONCA 597 (CanLII) Mr. Ijam pleaded guilty to the following charges: possessing the proceeds of crime, possessing equipment designed for committing forgery, and making counterfeit money. He was in possession of $8,000 in counterfeit money. These were the first offences of a 19-year old youth. The Court of Appeal commuted a 21-month prison term to a conditional sentence. A 21-month conditional sentence R. v. Senthilkumar 2007 CanLII 51516 (ON C.J.) Mr. Senthilkumar engaged in a large-scale and sophisticated operation to forge credit and debit cards and identification papers and to make $1.4 million in counterfeit $50 and $20 bills. A 38-month prison term plus 13 months for time served, amounting to a total of 51 months Mr. Senthilkumar pleaded guilty to numerous counts including conspiring to defraud the public, possessing cards adapted to commit forgeries, and two counts of possessing an instrument for the purpose of making counterfeit money. Mr. Senthilkumar had a fairly long criminal record, but most of the crimes were committed while he was a young offender. He had not been convicted since 1999. R. v. Cripps  O.J. No. 5697 Ontario Court of Justice Mr. Cripps and his accomplices entered various businesses with the intent of uttering counterfeit $100 bills. They succeeded in uttering nine counterfeit $100 bills before being arrested. The police seized two counterfeit bank notes found in the glove compartment of the vehicle, and two others on the defendant’s person. A total of $865.72 in cash was recovered at the time of the arrest. The accused was charged with one count of possessing counterfeit money and one count of uttering counterfeit money. Mr. Cripps and his accomplices were involved with uttering counterfeit money, but not with making it. The recovered amounts were returned to the victims. Mr. Cripps was 24 years old at the time of the crime. He had a criminal record. His presentence report was not favourable. R. v. Todorov 2006 CanLII 59797 (ON S.C.) Mr. Todorov was party to a large counterfeiting operation. He assisted in delivering the counterfeit money to market, although he was not directly involved in its sale. The operation was extensive, sophisticated, and extremely lucrative. It was conducted from three different locations, involving a large number of people and many computers and printers. The counterfeit $20 bills were of high quality and resulted in losses totalling $3 million. In addition, $250 000 worth of $10 bills were manufactured. Mr. Todorov was 20 years old at the time of the offence and 23 at the time of sentencing. He lived with his parents and worked at his father’s car dealership. A 6½-month prison term The judge asked that 7 days’ credit be given for time served (without specifying a ratio). A 32-month prison term plus 1 month for time served, amounting to a total of 33 months R. v. Caporale 2005 CanLII 19764 (ON C.J.) Mr. Caporale pleaded guilty to several charges of making counterfeit money. Over $½ million was found in the apartment in which the seizure occurred, and over $1.4 million in counterfeit money (in value) was in circulation as a result of the actions of Mr. Caporale. Mr. Caporale had a history of similar offences. A 40-month prison term plus 26 months for time served, amounting to a total of 66 months R. v. Kore  O.J. No 6350 The defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make counterfeit money and to possession of a machine that he knew had been used to make counterfeit money. A 42-month prison term plus 6 months for time served, amounting to a total of 48 months The investigation revealed that Mr. Kore and his accomplice, Mr. Aaron England, headed a vast counterfeit money manufacturing operation. Mr. Kore was involved in making the counterfeits and supervising others hired to print them. Two wiretap authorizations allowed police to monitor over 100 communications between Mr. Kore and Mr. England in which they discussed in detail the subtleties of producing counterfeit bills. A police search of the last site used for counterfeiting revealed large quantities of ink-jet cartridges, a computer, and sheets of potential counterfeit bills. The operation had the potential to produce $600,000 worth of counterfeit bills per day. On the day of the arrest, police seized $240,000 in counterfeit bank notes. R. v. Weber 2001 CanLII 24366 (ON C.J.) Mr. Weber pleaded guilty to one count of making over $3.5 million in counterfeit $100 bank notes and two counts of uttering a total of 26 counterfeit $100 bills. An investigation of Mr. Weber’s activities by the RCMP revealed that he had purchased large quantities of materials for a sophisticated operation of manufacturing $100 bills. A search warrant executed on Weber’s residence led to the seizure of $233,900 in counterfeit $100 bills. A report from the RCMP’s Ottawa lab showed that a total of 35,787 of the Weber counterfeit $100 bank notes had been passed in Canada. A 5-year prison term plus 2 months for time served, for a total of 62 months Mr. Weber had a criminal record, in particular of similar offences. Deterrence was the primary penological goal of the sentence. R. v. Haldane  O.J. 5161 (Ont. Sup. Ct.) R. v. Mankoo  O.J. 1869 (Ont. C.A.) 2000 CanLII 9009 (ON C.A.) Mr. Haldane was declared guilty of making counterfeit money and possessing counterfeiting equipment, and 17 counterfeit bills were seized in his room. Mr. Haldane had a long criminal record. The appellant pleaded guilty to the following charges: possession of counterfeit traveller’s cheques, forged identification, and embossing plates capable of reproducing more counterfeit cheques and papers. He was a courier for counterfeit money (in an amount exceeding $300,000). He had a criminal record and was on probation at the time of the offences. The Court of Appeal ruled that a conditional sentence was not appropriate in this case and upheld the sentence imposed by the trial judge. A 30-month prison term A 23½-month prison term R. v. Dunn 1998 CanLII 3017 (ON C.A.) The trial judge imposed a 30-month prison term. The appeals court commuted this to a 21-month conditional sentence. A 21 month conditional sentence The appellant and two accomplices rented a photocopier and made counterfeit U.S. currency. The evidence indicated that Mr. Dunn played a secondary role and that the quantity of money involved was minimal. Mr. Dunn was detained for 19 days, and this experience made a profound impression on him. Since then, he has been working, going to college, and has married a teacher. He was 22½ years old at the time of the offence. R. v. Kiss 1996 CanLII 4703 (ON C.A.) Messrs. Kiss and Sulug pleaded guilty to the following charges: conspiracy to make and utter counterfeit U.S. bank notes with a value of $6.5 million and possession of counterfeit U.S. bank notes with a value of $3 million. Mr. Kiss also pleaded guilty to possessing equipment for the purposes of making counterfeit money. A 7-year prison term for Mr. Kiss A 5-year prison term for Mr. Sulug Mr. Sulug pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a loaded semiautomatic handgun for which he did not have a registration certificate. US$3.5 million in counterfeit notes had been distributed in 20 countries over a period of three to four years, in addition to the US$3 million in their possession that was seized. The operation was described as being more sophisticated than usual and having a fairly extensive distribution network. The counterfeits were above average in quality. Mr. Kiss was 54 years old, a first-time offender, and was married with adult children. Mr. Sulug was 34 years old, a first-time offender, and single. R. v. Rachid  O.J. No. 4228 (Ontario Provincial Division) Mr. Rachid was found guilty of possessing counterfeit money and uttering counterfeit money. He had 18 counterfeit $20 bills in his possession at the time of his arrest. Mr. Rachid was 26 years old and did not have a criminal record. A 5-month prison term 23 months of probation R. v. Cohen  O.J. No. 4301 Mr. Cohen pleaded guilty to the charge of uttering a counterfeit US$100 bill. A $1,000 fine R. v. Bruno  O.J. No. 2680 Mr. Bruno was in possession of over $1 million in counterfeit U.S. currency. A 30-month prison term QUEBEC DESCRIPTION SENTENCE R. v. Martin 2012 Court of Quebec 1215 (CanLII) Ms. Martin pled guilty to the following charges: three counts of uttering counterfeit money and one count of possession counterfeit money. During the seizure at her apartment in 2007, $535, 400 in American counterfeit money, and $21, 500 in Canadian counterfeit money were seized. In addition, computer, software, a state of the art printer, inkjet cartridges, a paper cutter and a dryer were also found in the same location. 2 years less a day of imprisonment Probation order 2 years with surveillance The Judge considered the following aggravating factors; significant amount of money seized, the good quality of the counterfeit money and all the instruments seized indicating the planning of the offences. The Judge also recognized the legislature’s condemnation of counterfeiting and the importance of deterrence. R. v. Ménard Court of Quebec 28 09 2009 Mr. Ménard pleaded guilty to the following four charges: possessing equipment used to make counterfeit money, possessing counterfeit Can$20 bills without legitimate reason, making counterfeit money, and uttering counterfeit bank notes. Mr. Ménard had a criminal record. His sentence was mitigated in light of his guilty plea. A 4-year prison term R. v. Jeyarajah and Thangavelu Court of Quebec 20 09 2007 The defendants pleaded guilty to charges of uttering counterfeit money and possessing forged social insurance cards and passports. Mr. Thangavelu was also charged with possession of equipment for making counterfeit bank notes. One sentence of 2 years minus 1 day (Jeyarajah) and one of 15 months (Thangavelu) On six different occasions during the investigation, Mr. Jeyarajah gave an undercover officer counterfeit bank notes for an amount totalling $240,000. Mr. Thangavelu accompanied him on two of these occasions, and his participation made possible the distribution of $95,000. The accused had no prior criminal records. As part of an organization, they were deemed by the Court to be distributors, and not mere couriers. R. v. Blanchette 1998 CanLII 12941 (QC C.A.) Ms. Blanchette appealed the 3-year sentence imposed by the trial judge. A 3-year prison term The Court of Appeal upheld the sentence, underlining the importance of deterrent and denunciatory goals. The Court also reiterated the seriousness of the offence by underlining precedents. R. v. Desrochers  A.Q. No. 934 Court of Quebec Mr. Desrochers pleaded guilty to making and possessing counterfeit money. The police found a photocopier as well as $998,080 in counterfeit Canadian currency printed on one side. The defendant had a criminal record and a problem with cocaine. A 3-year prison term R. v. Nantel Superior Court 01 10 1997 A jury found Mr. Nantel guilty on three counts: conspiring to utter US$100,000 in counterfeit bank notes, possessing counterfeit bank notes, and offering to utter them. A 3-year prison term The defendant had procured counterfeit U.S. bank notes amounting to $1.8 million and had reached an agreement with a buyer, an undercover agent, to receive Can$180,000 for them. The defendant, who did not play a leading role in the counterfeiting network, had a police record for robbery, fraud, and possession of stolen goods. In sentencing, the judge considered his age (52 years) and his illness (depression) as mitigating factors, while emphasizing the importance of the general principle of deterrence. R. v. Germain 1995 CanLII 5412  A.Q. No. 254 Quebec Court of Appeal The Court of Appeal commuted a $15,000 fine levied by the trial judge to $3,000 in light of the fact that the defendant’s income barely exceeded minimum wage. Counsel from both sides agreed that a $3,000 fine was a fair penalty given the facts of the case. The crime was uttering counterfeit money. A $3,000 fine R. v. Sonsalla (1971) 15 C.R.N.S. 99 Quebec Court of Appeal Mr. Sonsalla was found guilty of possessing counterfeit money and instruments designed for making counterfeit money. Mr. Sonsalla had $24,100 in $20 bills as well as film and other items used with printers to manufacture counterfeit money. The trial judge imposed a 1-year prison sentence. A 4-year prison term The Court of Appeal overturned that sentence and imposed a 4-year prison sentence. R. c. Lacoste  C.A. 224 (C.A.Q.) In this case an individual was charged with possessing 6,400 $100 bills. The defendant had no previous record and was sentenced to 3 months in prison by the trial judge. The Court of Appeal intervened and increased the sentence to 3 years in prison. A 3-year prison term NEW BRUNSWICK DESCRIPTION SENTENCE R. v. Al Saidi 2006 NBPC 22 (CanLII) Mr. Al Saidi and his accomplices uttered US$2,100 and were found in possession of two bundles of money: one bundle of 51 counterfeit U.S. bank notes and another bundle of 50 counterfeit U.S. bank notes. The total value of the counterfeit money (uttered and in their possession) was $12,200. An 8-month prison term plus 12.5 months for time served, amounting to a total of 20.5 months A consecutive 1 month prison term for breach of undertaking R. v. Dickson 1999 CanLII 3949 (NB Q.B.) Mr. Dickson pleaded guilty to two counts of having made counterfeit money and two counts of possessing counterfeit money. He also pleaded guilty to seven counts of engaging in unauthorized use of credit card information and one count of knowingly possessing a credit card obtained through criminal activity. Finally, he pleaded guilty to having defrauded Mr. Bernard Mullin ($6,000). An 18 month conditional sentence The judge sentenced him to a 6-month prison term for the offences related to counterfeit money. In essence, Mr. Dickson twice attempted to use two counterfeit $5 bills. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of two counterfeit $5 bills. Mr. Dickson had made the counterfeit bank notes using a computer and a printer. The judge imposed 12 consecutive months for the credit card offences. NOVA SCOTIA R. v. Nasser 2005 CanLII 63852 (NS P.C.) DESCRIPTION Mr. Nasser pleaded guilty to possessing and uttering counterfeit money. Mr. Nasser had two accomplices. They were found in possession of $15,890 in counterfeit money and had circulated $428.31 in counterfeit notes. Mr. Nasser was 20 years old, has turned his life around, and now works for Bell. SENTENCE A 2 year less one day conditional sentence N.B. Unless otherwise indicated, time served corresponds to a coefficient of twice the actual length of incarceration.
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