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Man Gets 2 Years for Counterfeiting Scheme

A New York City man who used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills at a Maine mall has been sentenced to two years in prison

A New York City man who used teenage girls to spend counterfeit $100 bills at a Maine mall has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Andrew Cupidore was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Portland after pleading guilty in August to a charge of passing counterfeit currency.

Authorities say a police officer at the Maine Mall in South Portland received a report from a store clerk about girl spending what appeared to be fake bills. Police located four girls trying to spend the fake cash and seized more than $1,000 in counterfeit currency from them.

The girls said Cupidore gave them the money, told them to spend it, and return the change to him.

Cupidore was found hiding in a mall bathroom with nine fake $100 bills.

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