NEW: Counterfeit Ringleader Pleads Guilty
Defendant Accused Of Passing Phony Money In Harrisonburg
HARRISONBURG — A Maryland man accused of printing and using counterfeit money in Harrisonburg pleaded guilty Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court.
Raymond Brown Jr., also known as Michael Alfonso Carter, 25, of Severn, Md. entered Alford pleas to six felony counts of forging bank notes, one felony count of possessing tools for forgery, one felony count of forgery, four misdemeanor counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, one misdemeanor count of forging bank notes and misdemeanor providing a false identity to law enforcement.
With an Alford plea, a defendant doesn’t admit guilt, but concedes there were be enough evidence for a conviction of the case went to trial.
Following Brown’s pleas, Judge Bruce Albertson scheduled him to appear in court on June 6 for sentencing. He faces up to 85 years in prison.