A Presque Isle woman pleaded guilty today in Bangor to passing counterfeit money, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

According to court records, in December of 2018, 28-year-old Vicky Leclerc contacted a person who was selling clothes on Facebook. Leclerc stated that she wished to purchase the clothes for $20 and the seller agreed.

Leclerc met with the seller and paid for the clothes with a $50 bill. The seller later became suspicious that the $50 bill was counterfeit because it did not feel correct.

She brought the bill to the Presque Isle Police Department who confirmed the bill was counterfeit. At the time of the sale, Leclerc was aware that the $50 bill was counterfeit.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The Presque Isle Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service investigated the case.

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