BANGOR – A man from Waterville will serve 10 months in jail for selling counterfeit money.
Mwashuma Sithole, 32, plead guilty to selling bogus Morgan Dollars in Newport, Augusta, Farmington and other communities.
Morgan Dollars were last minted in 1921, but the U.S. Attorney’s office says the coins Sithole was selling were made in China.
Authorities said he purchased them online and sold $12,000 dollars worth to pawn shops between 2013 and 2015.
Another 12,000 bogus Morgan Dollars were seized when he was arrested.