Florida man sentenced for identity theft, producing counterfeit money in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Florida man was sentenced to six years in prison for producing counterfeit money at a Greensboro hotel.

Michael Scott Miller pleaded guilty on Feb. 10 to charges of making false statements to a bank, aggravated identity theft, making and producing counterfeit currency, and possession with intent to use five or more identification documents.

On Sept. 11, 2014, officers with the Greensboro Police Department responded to the Comfort Inn which is now a Days Inn, located at 3114 Cedar Park Drive.

A housekeeper who was preparing to enter a hotel room that was scheduled to be vacated that day noticed sheets of uncut $100 bills through the window of the room.

According to a release, the housekeeper notified police and officers from the Greensboro Police Department also saw the sheets of counterfeit $100 bills in plain view.

A man claiming to go by the name G.L.K. eventually let detectives in and gave them permission to search the room.

While searching the room, authorities found approximately $95,000 worth of counterfeit bills and a printer, along with stolen identification documents, including a United States Passport and counterfeit checks.

An investigation revealed that G.L.K., whose name is actually Michael Scott Miller, had assumed the identity of a Cabarrus County man to pass counterfeit checks at banks in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties.

Other evidence found in the hotel room linked Miller to criminal activity in several other states, including the theft of a vehicle in South Carolina, according to a release. That stolen vehicle was later recovered from a storage unit.

Authorities say Miller was in the process of printing $100,000 worth of counterfeit money when he was arrested.

After serving his six-year sentence, United States District Judge Catherine C. Eagles order that Miller serve an additional three years of supervised release.

Miller was also ordered to pay more than $6,000 in restitution and a $400 special assessment.

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