A Greenville High School student faces sentencing on his guilty plea to a single count of forgery in a case in which he admitted printing counterfeit money which was being passed in Mercer County last winter.
18 year-old Nicholas Davis, from Hempfield Township, could be sentenced to five-to-ten years in prison.
Davis was arrested through surveillance video after counterfeit 100 and 20-dollar bills surfaced in the Greenville and Sharon areas. Investigators say they found at Davis’ home sheets of counterfeit money, a printer and paraphernalia that could be used in printing the bogus bills.
Davis allegedly was able to remove the ink from real five-dollar bills, leaving imbedded security marks inside the money, and printed larger denominations on the washed-out bills. Apparently, though, some of the altered money was produced to slightly different dimensions than real currency.
Five different police departments filed a total of six charges against Davis. In a plea bargain, the charges were reduced down to the one count of forgery.