40-year-old Bakersfield man pleads guilty to counterfeiting money

Will be sentenced in March 2017
Posted at 10:47 AM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 13:47:49-05

40-year-old Bakersfield resident Marion Berryhill pleaded guilty on December 12 to charges of counterfeiting U.S. currency.

According to court documents, Berryhill counterfeited Federal Reserve Notes in $100 and other denominations in May 2013. He possessed counterfeit U.S. currency, sample images of $100 bills and items associated with producing counterfeit currency, such as high-quality paper stock and digital images of U.S. currency, along with a flash drive containing images of U.S. currency.

Berryhill is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill on March 20, 2017.

Berryhill faces maximum statutory penalties of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for counterfeiting and 25 years in prison for possession of images for counterfeiting U.S. currency and a $250,000 fine