Clayton Patrick Sullivan, 41, of North Fort Myers, will serve just shy of three years in federal prison for counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes.
Sullivan, also sentenced to a 3-year term of supervised release, pleaded guilty on March 9. U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappelk sentenced him to a 33-month prison term on Monday.
Court documents showed that on Aug. 12, 2020, a deputy from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in which Sullivan was a passenger.
A trained drug canine alerted to the vehicle and a search of the vehicle revealed a printer and several uncut sheets of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes.
Investigators also found multiple counterfeit Federal Reserve notes in a wallet found in Sullivan’s seat.
During an interview with law enforcement, Sullivan admitted that the counterfeit money and the printer belonged to him. During an investigation, the United States Secret Service recovered $901 in counterfeit Federal Reserve notes.