BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge sentenced a Clanton man on Friday for manufacturing counterfeit United States currency and being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Prim F. Escalona and United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick Davis.
United States District Judge Annemarie Carney Axon sentenced TYLER B. MILLER, 27, to 50 months in prison. Miller pled guilty in April.
According to the plea agreement, Miller was arrested on February 4, 2020 at his residence, after the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a Crime Stoppers Tip regarding a wanted suspect. During the arrest, law enforcement officers noticed a printer and discovered a fully loaded Hi-Point .40 caliber pistol inside a backpack. The United States Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force was contacted and a search warrant for the residence obtained, law enforcement officers discovered equipment used to manufacture counterfeit currency and multiple sheets of paper containing uncut counterfeit Federal Reserve notes inside the residence.
“Counterfeit U.S. currency is a threat to our financial system,” Escalona said. “This sentencing sends a clear message that there are strong penalties waiting for those who chose to commit these types of crimes.”
The United States Secret Service, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit, and members of the Secret Service Financial Crimes Task Force investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Catherine Crosby prosecuted.