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Plea deal struck for woman in local counterfeiting case


A woman arrested earlier this year in conjunction with an investigation into counterfeit money passed at area businesses has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges.

Briana Sifuentez, 19, of Sidney, appeared in Cheyenne County District Court with her lawyer, Michael Samuelson, on Tuesday afternoon to enter her pleas.

Sifuentez originally faced two charges of possession of forged instrument, Class IV felonies. However, in a plea agreement, she pleaded no contest to two charges of criminal attempt of possession of forged instrument, Class I misdemeanors.

According to court documents,...

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