Three men from Wichita, Kansas were reportedly indicted Tuesday after they set out to buy Air Jordans with counterfeit money that they had made using a photocopy machine.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Kansas, Douglas D. Blocker, 21, Cornelius D. Wilson, 22, and Traevon A. McGairty, 22, are charged with one count of counterfeiting and one count of passing counterfeit currency. Additionally, Blocker is charged with another count of passing counterfeit currency.
The indictment alleges the three defendants used a photocopy machine to make fake $20 bills. In one case, Blocker is alleged to have met a victim at the Towne West shopping center and paid him $480 in counterfeit $20s for four pairs of Air Jordans. In another instance, the three defendants are alleged to have met another victim at Towne West and paid him $520 in counterfeit bills for three pairs of sneakers.
If convicted, they face a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count.