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Redwood Falls man sentenced for using counterfeit money

A Redwood Falls man was sentenced in Redwood County court last week for trying to use counterfeit money  several times.

According to court documents, on June 2, 2019, an officer of the Lower Sioux Community Police was called by Jackpot Junction Security on a report of counterfeit money being used in the area. The report stated Sage Hisday, age 37, of Redwood Falls, had attempted to use two counterfeit $20 bills on March 16 at the convenience store, and attempted again the next day.

The convenience store employees told law enforcement they marked the two fake bills with a marker, and had explained to Hisday the bills were counterfeit. The next day, March 17 of 2019, Hisday came back into the same convenience store and attempted to use the same two counterfeit bills to purchase items. At this time, the employees accepted the fake bills and notified law enforcement.

A review of Hisday’s criminal history showed he had a prior conviction from 2017 for Financial Transaction Credit Card Fraud.

Last week Hisday was sentenced for Counterfeiting of currency (uttering or possessing) to 13 months in the correctional facility in St. Cloud, with credit for 231 days time served, and fees and fines of $185.

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