Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2001

Leavenworth residents face federal charges

May 9, 2001

Two Leavenworth residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a counterfeit money-making operation.

Dennis J. Brockenshire, 40, and Lore D. Ogan, 32, each is charged with one count of making counterfeit 100-, 50- and 20-dollar bills on April 8. Brockenshire also is charged with two counts of passing counterfeit U.S. currency on April 9.

Leavenworth police, along with the U.S. Secret Service, investigated the case.

The two originally were charged with forgery in Leavenworth County District Court, but county officials said they expected federal authorities to take over the case.

According to Leavenworth police Lt. Pat Kitchens, police had received a tip that a counterfeiting operation was under way and that bogus bills had been passed at a Leavenworth store. Officials searched a northeast Leavenworth home, where they found the counterfeiting operation.

Kitchens said a computer and printer were used to make the fake bills.

If convicted, Brockenshire and Ogan each face a maximum of 15 years in federal prison, without parole. Brockenshire also faces an additional 15 years for each count of passing counterfeit U.S. currency.

Ogan and Brockenshire are free on $50,000 bond each.

A hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. June 4 to hear motions in the case. No trial date has been set.

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