(KMOV) -- A man who admitted to printing $887,000 in counterfeit money was sentenced Friday to five years in federal prison.
According to court records, Bret Rhind and his girlfriend were arrested last year during a traffic stop in Bridgeton after police found two laptops, printers, white paper, rolls of tape and other tools used to make fake money in the couple’s vehicle.
Police say the pair admitted to making $200-400 in counterfeit bills each day, and that they money was used to buy drugs, gas, clothes, food and motel stays.
Rhind, 42, originally from Florida, also told police he had been making fake money since 1999.
Last November, Rhind pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to make, possess and pass counterfeit bills and to one felony count of making counterfeit bills. He appeared Friday for sentencing before United States District Judge Rodney Sippel.
His girlfriend, Debra A. Roberson, 38, who is also from Florida, pleaded guilty to the same charges in October and was sentenced to time served last month.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service. Assistant United States Attorney Dianna Collins handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.