Feds expected to take over local counterfeiting case

LEWISTOWN – The U.S. Attorney’s office and the U.S. Secret Service are expected to take over the prosecution and investigation of two people arrested in November for passing counterfeit $100 bills in the area.

Mifflin County District Attorney Dave Molek said the case will most likely be prosecuted at the federal level.

Defense Attorney Matt McClenahen said he suspects the case will prosecuted through the U.S. Middle District Court of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown charged two people from Northhampton with multiple counts of forgery, conspiracy and theft by deception for allegedly passing the counterfeit bills.

Police said Stacy Lynn Miller, 25, and Mohammed Abughaniyeh, 29, were apprehended through a joint investigation by the Mifflin County Regional Police Department and state police after police found out the two had returned to the area.

Both remain incarcerated in the Mifflin County Correctional Facility.