Crossville man pleads guilty to manufacturing counterfeit money

Staff Reports • Updated Nov 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM

A Crossville man pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to two counts of counterfeiting U.S. currency, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. 

At his plea hearing, Ronald Thacker, 48, of Crossville, admitted manufacturing counterfeit $50 bills in Nashville in May 2012, and using the counterfeit bills to buy food at restaurants and to buy items from retail stores. Thacker also admitted manufacturing counterfeit $50 bills in Crossville in August 2012 and using or attempting to use the counterfeit bills at restaurants and retail stores.

Thacker is set to be sentenced Jan.31, by Judge Todd J. Campbell.  He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each count.

U.S. Secret Service agents, Metro Nashville officers and Crossville officers investigated the case. Assistant U.S. attorney William F. Abely served as prosecutor.        

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