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Bonner Co counterfeiter sent to prison

A Bonner County man has been sentenced to federal prison for printing up and passing fake $50 bills at businesses in Sandpoint and Ponderay. Keith Daniel Snyder, 51, of Hope, Idaho, was sentenced to a year and a day in prison, followed by three months home confinement and then three years of supervised release; plus $1,150 in restitution to those he defrauded with the counterfeit bills. Snyder, who was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene in January and pleaded guilty in July, printed the fake $50 bills on his Hewlett-Packard all-in-one printer at his home in Hope, using treated $1 bills, according to court documents. He was convicted of passing 46 of them in North Idaho between November of 2015 and January of 2016 before his arrest/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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