In Lake Charles, Louisiana, a man has been charged and sentenced to a year in prison for printing counterfeit money. On August 9, 2015, Deldrick Fowler was sentenced after he was found guilty of printing $100 bills in a casino hotel room. Fowler was sentenced on one count of counterfeiting, according to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley. After his one year stint in prison is over, he will serve three years of supervised release.
The Louisiana man pled guilty April 30, 2015 to the charges. The US Secret Service caught Fowler by using surveillance equipment on August 12, 2014. Fowler was at the Isle of Capri Casino located in Lake Charles when he produced the counterfeit bills. Agents gathered two counterfeit $100s, 10 uncut sheets of $100s printed on one side, and 16 uncut sheets of fully printed $100s during the hotel room raid.
Lake Charles is approximately 200 miles away from Shreveport, to the south.