Ronald Thacker, 48, of Crossville, pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to two counts of counterfeiting United States currency, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, in a press release.
At his plea hearing, Thacker admitted manufacturing counterfeit $50 bills in Nashville in May 2012, and using the counterfeit bills to purchase food at restaurants and to purchase items from retail stores. Thacker also admitted manufacturing counterfeit $50 bills in Crossville in August 2012 and using or attempting to use the counterfeit bills at restaurants and retail stores.
Thacker is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 31, 2014, by Judge Todd J. Campbell. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on each count.
This case was investigated by agents of the United States Secret Service, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the Crossville Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William F. Abely.