A 53-year-old Rockford man has been indicted and charged with nine counts of fraudulently producing and passing fictitious financial instruments that appeared to be issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
The charges against Bradley Sherman Hampton stem from a total of nine money orders with a total of $547,578 that were dated between July 15, 2009 and October 14, 2009. Hampton is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on March 22.
Each count of producing a fictitious financial instrument and each count of passing a fictitious financial instrument carries a sentence of at least 25 years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.
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