Okolona man pleads guilty to counterfeiting

By NEMS Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – Shavontae Monshae Boone pleaded guilty Tuesday to passing counterfeit money while he worked at a Tupelo McDonald’s.
Boone was indicted Feb. 24 with Jermeka Crockett on two counts of federal counterfeiting. Neither man’s age was listed. Both are from Okolona.
Crockett is scheduled to enter a guilty plea Aug. 15, when they were set to go to trial before U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock.
Their indictment accused them of exchanging 13 counterfeit notes in $20 denominations with real notes from the restaurant’s cash register.
On Count Two, Boone faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Sentencing will not occur until after the U.S. Probation Service advises Aycock on what guidelines recommend.