BANGOR, Maine - Prosecutors say a Maine man has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for selling counterfeit versions of century-old U.S. dollar coins.
U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty says 32-year-old Mwashuma Sithole, of Waterville, started ordering counterfeit Morgan dollar
coins in May 2014. Morgan dollars
were minted from 1878 to 1904 and again in 1921.
Delahanty says Sithole ordered coins that were offered as counterfeits and made in China. The prosecutor says Sithole sold and pawned about $12,000 worth of counterfeit Morgan dollars
The sentence may be a bit on the light side for my tastes but I'm at least happy the police took down one more con man trying to damage our hobby. May there be many more arrests like this in the future.